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Plane crash in Iran: One of passengers suspected of supplying arms to Libya

Source : 112 Ukraine

The suspect turned out to be the director of Ukrainian SkyAviaTrans company
14:32, 26 January 2020

Reuters

One of the dead passengers in a plane crash in Iran is suspected of a secret supply of weapons to Libya. It is reported by CNN.

The suspect turned out to be the director of the Ukrainian SkyAviaTrans company.

UN experts investigated the attack on a SkyAviaTrans IL-76TD cargo plane, which was destroyed in Libya during the shelling in August 2019.

According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, this plane was transporting humanitarian aid. The Libyan general stated that the downed aircraft was delivering military equipment to the government which is supported by the UN.

It is reported that from May to August 2019 the IL-76TD made more than 30 flights between Ukraine, Turkey, and Libya.

Related: Iranian medics identified 169 of 176 victims of PS752 plane crash

The man whose actions led to the fact that the Iranian armed forces accidentally shot down a Ukrainian plane on January 8 is in prison. This was announced on Saturday by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, ISNA reports.

"The man who accidentally shot down a Ukrainian plane in Iran is in prison today," Zarif said.

As we reported, On January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash of Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.

On January 19, the bodies of the Ukrainians, who died in a plane crash in Iran, were delivered to Ukraine. The farewell ceremony took place at Boryspil Airport.

As of January 21, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization stated in the second preliminary investigation report that PS752 was downed by two short-range surface-to-air missiles

Related: Farewell ceremony for Boeing 737 pilots killed in Tehran plane crash held in Kyiv

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