Ukraine has rejected the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran’s final report on the downing of a Ukrainian jet as a “cynical attempt” to conceal the truth.
Ukraine International Airlines’ flight PS752 was hit by two missiles after taking off from Tehran on January 8 last year.
All 176 passengers on board died, leaving no survivors, The CAOI’s report blames errors by an air defense unit for the tragedy.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba called the Iranian investigation “biased”, the evidence presented as “selective”, and the conclusions “deceptive”.
“The document does not present all the circumstances, does not reveal the root causes of the tragedy or the chain of actions that led to it. This is not a report, it is a collection of manipulations, the goal of which is not to establish the truth, but to whitewash Iran,” the minister said.