On January 8, 2020, Iranian anti-aircraft forces shot down a Boeing 737-800 belonging to Ukrainian Airlines over Tehran. The plane was on its way from the Iranian capital to Kiev. 176 people died in the accident, They include 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians, as well as citizens of Sweden, Afghanistan and Great Britain.
And the authorities in Tehran admitted that the plane had been shot down three days after the accident. The incident came after a missile attack on US bases in Iraq was aimed at responding to the attack killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Compensation for victims of the plane crash in Iran
On Wednesday, authorities in Tehran said they would pay $ 150,000 to the families of disaster victims. Iranian rz ± d And he announced that he would pay the money regardless of their nationality and in line with international standards. The payments will begin symbolically on the anniversary of the disaster – that is, on January 8, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Kiev expects the amount of compensation to be determined as part of the talks. In addition, Ukraine wants to determine the cause of the crash, as it has not yet received the final report from Iran regarding the downing of the plane.
Ukrainian plane crashes in Tehran
The causes of the crash are still being investigated by Ukrainian authorities and experts FranceCanadian i United States of America. At the start of the investigation, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization reported that its experts had failed to read the information stored in the black boxes due to corruption. Iran was accused Probe extension, Because he does not want to hand over the boxes to the Ukrainians.
Downing a Ukrainian plane in Iran
According to the Iranian authorities ’report on the disaster, published in July, the Revolutionary Guards are responsible for bringing down the machine. Report authors It indicates that the disaster could have been caused by chaos in the IRGC’s air defense unit.
President Iranian Hassan Rouhani declared that the disaster was caused by “human error.” At the end of October, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Paharvand said Iran was ready to speed up talks with Ukraine over the January plane crash and announced that he would punish those responsible.