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Ukraine Confirmed The Date Of Negotiations With Iran On The Downed Boeing

Ukraine Confirmed The Date Of Negotiations With Iran On The Downed Boeing

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has agreed to the Iranian side the dates of the second round of negotiations on compensation for the downed Boeing of Ukraine International airlines. It will take place on the dates proposed by Iran - from October 18 to 21, Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Enin told UKRINFORM.

"We confirmed our readiness to negotiate on the dates proposed by Iran," Enin said. The fact that the Iranian side offered Kyiv to hold talks on October 18-21 and is waiting for a response, was previously reported by the Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi. According to ENIN, Ukraine is determined to resolve problems with Iran as soon as possible by Boeing. "We are waiting for answers to the questions we asked the Iranian side last time," he added.

A Boeing 737-800 flying to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran airport on January 8. The crash killed 176 people: citizens of Iran, Ukraine, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, and Afghanistan. The Iranian military on January 11 said that the Ukrainian Boeing was shot down by accident, the fault was the human factor.

The plane was shot down by two surface-to-air missiles. The crash came hours after the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) fired 22 missiles at us bases in Iraq in response to the killing of Qassem Suleimani, the head of the IRGC's elite al-Quds unit, by the Americans.

In late July, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Iran was responsible for the incident. According to him, negotiations on compensation payments to relatives of passengers from Ukraine are underway, and the payment process requires solving many legal and technical difficulties. After the plane crash, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that the country's authorities would appeal to international courts against Iran if Tehran failed to fulfill its obligations. Among Tehran's promises is the transfer of black boxes, payment of compensation, and an official apology for what happened on January 8.

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