A report of Canadian forensic experts confirms that Iran's civilian and military authorities are fully responsible for the downing of PS752. This is stated in the comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine as the reaction to the results of Canadian investigation.
“This report confirms Ukraine's position on systemic miscalculations in the organization of the civil aviation security system in Iran. That is why the attempt to reduce the cause of the tragedy to ‘erroneous’ actions of the missile operator does not stand up to any criticism. The facts are clear: Iran is responsible for the deaths of 176 innocent people,” the statement reads.
The Foreign Ministry refers to the key conclusions of Canadian forensic experts, who point to Iran's guilt in the tragedy of the Ukrainian liner. The report also emphasizes the Iranian authorities' contemptuous attitude to human life.
Moreover, Iran has taken a number of steps to conceal the true circumstances of the disaster.
The technical report prepared by Iran does not fully explain the events that preceded the tragedy.
According to Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Iran's recommendations to eliminate shortcomings in the civil aviation security system are irrelevant. All the risks that led to the downing of Ukrainian plane remain till now.
“Ukraine and its partners continue to adhere to position on Iran's violation of the Chicago and Montreal Conventions. Therefore, Iran must be prosecuted and it has to provide restitution in accordance with international law,” Ukrainian diplomats said.
As it was reported earlier, on January 8, the Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight) with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.
11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash, which left no survivors.
On the morning of Saturday, January 11, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces announced that a missile launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards military center hit the Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane.
The results of the decryption of information from the aircraft's flight recorders carried out in France confirmed that the disaster was the result of a missile attack.
On February 20, the Iranian Military Prosecutor's Office announced the completion of the investigation into the downing of Ukraine International Airlines plane.
In May, the Supreme Court of Ontario (Canada) recognized the crash of flight PS 752 of Ukraine International Airlines in Iran as a terrorist act.
However, as it was reported in June, Canadian official forensic examination of the UIA plane downed in Teheran did not find evidence that the aircraft was bagged on purpose.