Photo: red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran / RIA Novosti
The Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine changed the article, which investigated the crash of the Boeing 737-800 around Tehran, and thus considered the incident a deliberate murder. This was reported in Telegram-channel of the office of the Prosecutor General of the country.
The text says that the investigation will be conducted on articles, which include the responsibility for a premeditated murder of two and more persons and the destruction of the aircraft. It is noted that the pre-trial investigation entrusted to the main investigation Department of the security Service of Ukraine.
Initially, the investigation into the crash of the passenger liner was opened under article 263 (“Violation of safety rules or operation of air transport, which entailed death of people”) the criminal code of Ukraine.
Earlier, on 11 January it became known that the pilot of the crashed plane, “International airlines of Ukraine” conducted a dialogue with the Tehran airport until the last second of the incident. The materials of the investigation there is evidence that the pilot had agreed on a route.
The Iranian authorities on 11 January said that the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 aircraft was shot down accidentally. The cause of the crash was called the “human factor”. The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif explained that the mistake was made in a period of crisis because of the “adventurism” of the United States.
The Boeing 737-800 “Ukraine International airlines” caught fire and crashed few minutes after takeoff from Tehran airport early in the morning on 8 January. Killing all aboard 176 people, most of them were citizens of Iran and Canada.
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