NSDC Secretary Alexei Danilov commented on the UIA disaster in Iran that occurred on January 8, 2020. He called the incident a terrorist act against a civilian airliner, and stressed that “it seems that our plane was awaited”.
For example, Danilov told Voice of America that both before and after the missile strikes on flight PS752, Tehran allowed other civilian aircraft to take off from the same airport.
It is clarified that Iran recognizes the launch of missiles, in connection with which 176 people died – everyone on board the Ukrainian liner.
But Tehran called the incident & # 8220; an accident & # 8221 ;.
– We got the impression that they were waiting for our plane. We can assume that … It must have been an order from the top management. Not a single operator (air defense, – Ed. ) can make such a decision on his own, – Alexey Danilov explained his point of view.
He also expressed his disappointment with the fact that Iran, he said, refuses to cooperate in the investigation, as well as to pay compensation for the downed PS752 flight.
Recall that in March 2021, Iran published the final report on the investigation of the UIA plane crash, but the minister Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba said that this is & # 8220; a collection of manipulations & # 8221 ;.
On January 4 this year, the Otario court in Canada ordered Iran to pay $ 107 million and interest to the families of six people who died in a plane crash.