: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Six months later, Iran to hand over black boxes of downed Ukrainian airliner

Iran will send the black boxes from a downed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine, Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mohammad Eslami, said on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency.The Ukraine International Airlines flight was shot down on Jan. 8 by an Iranian ground-to-air missile, killing 176 people in what Tehran termed a “disastrous mistake” at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.Ukraine initially lacked the technical capability to read the boxes but now says it has that ability, Eslami said. He said “the Americans” may have provided Ukraine with the necessary software and documents to read …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya



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