Contents tagged with Ukraine International Airlines

  • Zelensky promises to erect monument in honor of victims of Ukrainian airliner downed in Iran

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised to erect a monument to the victims of the downed Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane.

    "Soon we will have a memorable place where relatives, relatives of the victims, just citizens could come. To remember, to think, to sit next to their close ones. And where one could at least partially get rid of the feeling of that insane injustice from what happened," Zelensky wrote on his Facebook page.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian President …

  • Kyiv receives report regarding downed Ukrainian airliner from Iran

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that it had received from of Iran a report on the causes of the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)  plane near Tehran.

    "Yes, it was handed over on the evening of December 31, at the fifth attempt. Now, all the competent authorities are carefully studying it," said Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin, Suspilne writes.

    Ukraine has 60 days to make comments and suggestions to the report. After that Iran can finalize it …

  • Iran agrees to pay compensation to Ukraine for downed airliner

    Iranian authorities "expressed readiness" to pay compensation to Ukraine for the Boeing airliner, which was shot down near Tehran, said the official representative of Iran’s Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic Abbas Mousavi as quoted by IRNA news agency.

    But this "will take time," Mousavi added. According to him, it is necessary to discuss "various technical and legal aspects" of the situation.

    The Boeing 737-800 of International Airlines of Ukraine, en route from Tehran to Kyiv, crashed …

  • Iran: Ukrainian airliner was shot down due to air defense system misconfiguration

    The air defense system, which shot down the plane of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) in Iran, had wrong settings, because previously it was relocated, said Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, as quoted by TASS.

    "One of Tehran's air defense systems was relocated. This led to a change in its geographical location and direction," the statement reads.

    It is noted that due to the misconfiguration, the airliner was mistakenly identified by the system as an object moving towards Tehran. …

  • Iran: investigation into the downed Ukrainian airliner is at final stages

    Iran has almost completed its investigation into the crash of the Boeing-737 Ukraine International Airlines airliner, which killed 176 people, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand, Alarabiya reports.

    "The investigation is almost finished, and there is no ambiguity, we know what happened," the deputy minister said.

    According to him, the analysis of the flight recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines aircraft is the only remaining …

  • Iran intends to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian airliner to France

    Iran intends to send flight recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines plane, which was shot down by an Iranian missile on January 8,  to France.

    The Iranian authorities explained that the decision was made because Ukrainian side allegedly delayed the response regarding the fate of the flight recorders, reported the Iranian agency ISNA.

    "In response to the delay, the Iranian authorities decided to send the black box of the plane to another country (possibly France)," the statement reads. …

  • Media: Iran pushes Kyiv to sign memorandum of understanding on downed Ukrainian plane

    Iran is pushing Ukraine to sign a document obliging relatives of the victims of the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane over Tehran to waive the right of further litigation, reports Radio Farda.

    It is noted that Iran has sent to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs a draft memorandum of understanding, according to which, the families of the victims must recognize the cause of the tragedy as "human error" and waive the right of filing lawsuits in international …

  • Iranian MP: no one will be arrested for downing Ukrainian airliner near Tehran

    Hassan Noroozi, an Iranian lawmaker and spokesman for the parliamentary judicial committee, said no one had been arrested for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran, contradicting official statements from the country's authorities., Al Arabia reports.

    In addition, he called the downing of the civilian airliner by the military "a good performance of duties".

    "The military has done its job well. The flight of the plane was very suspicious," he said.

    Noroozi said the plane was …

  • Iran agrees to hand over to Kyiv black boxes from downed Ukrainian airliner

    Iran has agreed to hand over to the Ukrainian side "black boxes” from the downed passenger plane of the Ukraine International Airlines near Tehran, announced Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko on Twitter.

    According to him, at the end of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council in Montreal, Iranian representative Farhad Parvaresh announced Tehran's consent to hand over the flight recorders.

    "Iran agrees to send black boxes to Ukraine, with the subsequent …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is trying to obtain black boxes of downed Ukrainian aircraft from Iran

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) are working to ensure the transfer to the Ukrainian side of the "black boxes" of the Ukraine International Airlines aircraft which was shot down in Iran, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko at a press conference after a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

    "When we say that they [Iranians] must hand over or, say, examine the content [of the black boxes] …