Ukraine and Iran began talks on compensation for the downed Boeing
The negotiations between Ukraine and the Iranian delegation regarding compensation for shot down in January under the Tehran Boeing "Ukraine International airlines" began on Thursday in Kiev, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba.
Earlier, the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin told RIA Novosti that the visit of the Iranian delegation to Ukraine to discuss issues relating downed by Tehran Boeing is expected on July 29-30.
"Today in Kiev started talks on compensation for the fact that Iran shot down the flights "Ukraine International airlines" PS752 with the participation of the Iranian delegation," - said Kuleba in a video published on the page of the foreign Ministry in Facebook.
He predicts that the negotiations will not be easy. "The Ukrainian foreign Ministry will make every effort to compensation was the highest. This will allow a little bit to ease the pain and grief of relatives, where they live more than six months," - said Kuleba.
Earlier the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Canada said that the foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif in telephone talks with his canadian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne agreed to start negotiations on compensation for damage in connection with the crash Boeing Ukrainian around Tehran. Later, ENIN said on Twitter that the deciphering of the black boxes downed in Iran Ukrainian Boeing confirmed the fact of illegal external influence on the aircraft.
Flying in Boeing 737-800 Kiev "Ukraine International airlines" crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on January 8, early in the morning. Killed 176 people: citizens of Iran, Ukraine, Canada, UK, Germany, Sweden and Afghanistan. The Iranian military on 11 January said that the Ukrainian Boeing was shot down by accident, the reason was the human factor: the plane flew near the military site and Iran was taken for "enemy target", namely cruise missile. In the Iran-said that he expected attacks from the United States, in connection with which the air defense system of the country were given in full combat readiness.
Later in January the Iranian authorities said, according to the report civil aviation Organization of Iran on Boeing crash Ukrainian plane was shot down by two rockets of a class "earth-air" of small range of "tor-M1". According to the report, two missiles "tor-M1" class "earth-air" was released on the Boeing 737-800 from the North. After missile hit the plane began to rapidly lose altitude, while over the residential area, then faced an "impediment" to an amusement Park and fell to the ground. The ship crossed the football field has completely collapsed and caught fire.