On Wednesday, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has released a final report on bringing down Ukraine Airlines. THE CAO confirmed the earlier reports of Iranian authorities Flight PS752 was brought down by two missiles and caused by “human error” in operating a surface-to-air defense system. The plane was shot out of the sky by an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) air battery on January 8, 2020, killing 176.
CAO said its report aimed to be “impartial” to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future and did not wish to assign blame.
As Iranian officials previously said, the report noted it was drafted after seeking feedback from countries involved, including Ukraine.
After the report was published, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called it a “cynical attempt to hide the true reasons for the bringing down of our plane.”
“We will not allow Iran to hide the truth; we will not allow it to avoid responsibility for this crime,” Kuleba said.