Tehran (IP) - Iran and Ukraine are set to hold the third round of talks on the crash of the Ukrainian flight PS752.

Iran PressEurope: Heading a delegation of Iranian experts, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Mohsen Baharvand arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to hold the third round of talks on the crash of a Ukrainian plane.

The Iranian and Ukrainian delegations are scheduled to discuss the technical and legal aspects of the PS752 crash for two days.

The previous two rounds of talks were held in Kyiv and Tehran in 2020.

The Ukrainian airliner was shot down shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport on January 8, killing all 167 passengers and nine crew members.

On January 11, the Armed Forces General Staff released a statement saying the plane was mistakenly downed near the airport. 

The incident happened a few hours after Iran fired dozens of ballistic missiles at a US airbase inside Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian military commander, Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

The airplane had been mistaken for an invading missile.

Iran has sent the black box of the passenger plane to France for decoding.


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