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Ukraine does not rule out rocket attack as the cause of the plane crash

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has confirmed that he does not rule out the missile attack as the reason for the crash of the Ukrainian plane in Tehran on Wednesday.

In a message posted on Facebook, Zelensky has asked world leaders who accused Iran of crashing the Ukrainian plane in Tehran to provide the evidence confirming the case.

“We have constant contact with our representatives. The missile attack case is not ruled out, but it has not been confirmed today. Considering the recent statements of the leaders in the media, we urge all international partners, especially Canada and the United Kingdom, to provide disaster data and evidence to the investigative commission, ”Zelensky said.

The Ukrainian president added that he expects Iran to provide Ukrainian experts with all information and access to any country to conduct an “impartial investigation”.

He also announced that he would discuss the plane crash later today with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Iran has denied the allegations, calling it a “US lie and psychological operation”.

Ukraine’s international carrier Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff. It arose hours after Iranian Revolutionary Guards troops fired dozens of ballistic missiles aimed at US troops in Iraq.

Among the 176 victims on board were Iranian, Canadian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Afghan, German and British nationals.

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