Ukraine demands punishment, compensation from Iran for crashed airline

Ukraine demands punishment, compensation from Iran for crashed airline

- Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has demanded full compensation from the Iranian government for shooting down its plane

- Apart from that, Zelenskyy also asked that its officials be given total access so that they can uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident

- The president made the comment on his facebook page moment after the Iranian government admitted that it unintentionally shot the jetliner down

Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has said that he wants a thorough investigation, a full admission of guilt and compensation from Iran for shooting down its passenger aircraft.

He made comment on Saturday, January 11, saying that though Iran has said it is guilty for shooting down the airplane, they want the admission of guilt to be in full, Aljazeera reports.

The president also added that the country must give its 45 experts that have been deployed to unravel the circumstances around the crashed plane “full access and cooperation to establish justice”.

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The Ukrainian president said that though the Iranian government admitted it mistakenly shot down the plan, it wants full compensation.
The Ukrainian president said that though the Iranian government admitted it mistakenly shot down the plan, it wants full compensation.
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"Iran has pleaded guilty to crashing the Ukrainian plane. But we insist on a full admission of guilt

"We expect from Iran assurances of their readiness for a full and open investigation, bringing those responsible to justice, the return of the bodies of the dead, the payment of compensation, official apologies through diplomatic channels," he said.

It should be noted that that the said plane was going to Kjiv, Ukrainian capital, and carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members with most passengers from Canada and Iran.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Iran government has admitted that its military made an “unforgivable mistake” in unintentionally shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner.

A thread of tweets by the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said that armed forces’ internal investigation has concluded that missiles regrettably fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane and death of 176 innocent people.

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