The Iranian government has concluded that the fatal shooting down of a Ukrainian plane last year was the result of human error. Ukraine, however, has rejected the findings.
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 took off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport for Kiev on Jan. 8, 2020. Shortly after takeoff, the plane was shot down by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which led to the deaths of all 176 people on board. At the time, Iran was conducting retaliatory strikes against the US military in Iraq following the death of IRGC commander Qasem Soleimani. Many of the victims were dual nationals of Iran and Canada, and there were also citizens of Ukraine, Sweden and other countries aboard the flight.