09:23 09.06.2020

Still no response from Iran to Ukraine's note on settlement of all issues in UIA flight crash case – Yenin

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Still no response from Iran to Ukraine's note on settlement of all issues in UIA flight crash case – Yenin

Iran still has not given any response to Ukraine's note on the settlement of all issues related to the case on the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane of the Ukraine International Airlines, which was downed in Tehran, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin said in a statement posted on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) website on Sunday, June 7.

"The first note with our requirements and the proposal to settle all issues was sent to Iran back on January 11. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky also had voiced this. As of today, five months later, we have not received any official answers. In that note we also expressed Ukraine's readiness to hold talks with Iran. Still no answer. There were only statements in the press regarding their readiness," he said.

The deputy minister said that the requirements of the Ukrainian side to Iran are simple: the technical and criminal investigations should be carried out according to the basic principles of fairness, independence and transparency.

"That is why our investigations and prosecution agencies regularly send their Iranian colleagues requests for legal assistance. It is the prosecutor's office, which is an independent agency in line with the constitution, that decides when the investigation is completed," Yenin said.

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