The Iranian government has started arrests in regard to downing of the Ukrainian plane, ONA reports citing TASS.
The Ukraine International Airlines plane flying to Tehran from Kiev crashed shortly after leaving Tehran's airport on Wednesday morning. Killed all 176 people on board: 167 passengers from Iran, Ukraine, Canada, Germany, Sweden and Afghanistan and nine crew members.
On Saturday, the Iranian military said that the Ukrainian Boeing was shot down by accident, the human factor was to blame: the plane flew near the military facility of Iran and was mistaken for an "enemy target": for a cruise missile. At the same time, Iran noted that they expected an attack from the United States, and therefore the country's air defense systems were put on full alert. President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that he expects from Tehran a full confession of guilt, an official apology, punishment of the guilty and payment of compensation.