Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba warned the Iranian government on Tuesday that the shooting down of a passenger plane was “an illegal act” to which they must respond while criticizing the authorities for their investigation into the “human error” of shooting down the plane Ukraine International Airlines, in which 176 inmates were killed near Tehran on January 8, was quickly attributed.
“It is too early to argue that the plane was shot down because of human error, as the Iranians say. We have many questions and need the most objective, impartial, and serious answers to what happened. So far, Ukraine can disagree with the fact that the plane was shot down by human error, “said the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, according to the Ukrinform news agency.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister said he was “convinced” that this issue should be resolved through a “criminal investigation into all facts”. Only then could a certain theory about the shooting down of the Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane be developed.
Kuleba has made it clear that he thinks it is “wrong” when someone tries to “interpret” what happened near Tehran and stresses that one should focus on “investigating the legal facts”. “In any case, the shooting down of a civil aircraft is an illegal act and Iran must be responsible for that act under international law,” he said.