Canadian PM: Ukrainian plane shot down by Iranian missile (Video)

BEIJING, Jan. 9, 2020 Rescuers work at the air crash site of a Boeing 737 Ukrainian passenger plane in Parand district, southern Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 8, 2020. All the 179 passengers and crew members on board the Boeing 737 Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) on Wednesday morning were confirmed dead, Iran’s Press TV reported. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua), Image: 491735371, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no, Credit line: Ahmad Halabisaz / Zuma Press / Forum

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said with reference to intelligence information that the plane of the Ukrainian International Airlines, which crashed on January 8, was shot down by an Iranian missile. “This may have been unintentional,” Trudeau said at a press conference in Ottawa on 9 January. The CNN quoted the Canadian prime minister as saying.

Justin Trudeau called for a thorough investigation into the causes of the disaster.

Earlier, CBS News correspondent Chris Van Clive said on Twitter that, according to American officials, the Ukrainian Boeing was shot down by Iranian air defense system. The Newsweek magazine, citing sources in the Pentagon, said that the MAU aircraft was probably shot down by a missile fired from the Tor anti-aircraft missile system developed in Russia.

The New York Times, in turn, published a video, which, according to journalists, shows the moment when the missile hits a passenger plane.

On 8 January, a Ukrainian Boeing 737 crashed near Tehran airport. There were 11 citizens of Ukraine (2 passengers and 9 crew members), 63 citizens of Canada, 82 citizens of Iran, 3 citizens of Germany, 10 citizens of Sweden, 4 citizens of Afghanistan, and 3 citizens of Great Britain on board the PS752 flight of the International Airlines of Ukraine. In total there were 176 people on board, all passengers and crew members were killed.