Negotiations between Ukraine and Iran started on Thursday to agree compensation for the crash of Ukraine International Airlines’ Boeing plane shortly after it took off in Tehran on January 8.
“Today in Kiev, negotiations on compensation for the flight of Ukraine International Airlines began with the participation of an Iranian delegation,” said the Foreign Ministry on the social network Facebook.
The Boeing 737 was shot down shortly after the start of the PS752 flight from Tehran to Kiev near Tehran, killing 176 people. At first, the Iranian authorities said it was an accident, but days later they admitted that it was shot down by several missiles launched by the Revolutionary Guard’s “mistakes”.
The Iranian Civil Aviation Authority’s preliminary report says the plane was shot down due to “human error” and notes that there has been a problem with Iranian radar systems.
Ukraine, for its part, announced a week ago that the analysis of the aircraft’s black boxes confirmed that there were “illegal interventions in the flight schedule”.