In this file photo taken on Jan. 8, 2020, rescue teams work amidst debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran, killing everyone on board.
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov assures that the “black boxes” of the Ukrainian UIA airline’s plane, which was shot down by an Iranian missile on Jan. 8, will not be decrypted without representatives of Ukraine.
“I can assure the citizens of Ukraine that without Ukraine no one has the right to touch the ‘black boxes.’ They are located in Tehran today … no one touches them, neither the Ministry of Defense (of Iran) nor anyone else,” Danilov said on Inter TV channel on Feb. 21 evening.
He also expressed confidence that the relatives of those killed in the disaster would receive decent compensation.
“I do not want to stay ahead of the times, but the process is underway, it is under control and believe me, the compensation will be worthy for Ukrainians,” Danilov said.