An international group of experts will start decoding balck boxes of the Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane downed in Iran on January 20, head of the Kiev Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise Alexander Ruvin said after returning from Tehran, ONA reports citing TASS.
"The black boxes of the downed Boeing will be decoded in Ukraine. On January 15, the chairman of Iran's aviation bureau and all specialists will come here, and decoding of the black boxes will start on January 20," Ruvin told Ukraine's TSN TV channel. He added that work continues on identifying the victims in the crash, with DNA analysis being used in the process. "The Iranian president set out a task to hand over all remains by January 19," the expert noted.
Talking about working on the site of the crash, Ruvin said that Ukrainian specialists quickly realized that the passenger plane was hit by a missile. "Thanks to the emergency service that set up lighting during the night, we found the parts that indicated that the plane was downed by a missile," he noted. "We we planning to share our final conclusion in the morning, but then the Iranian side admitted downing the plane," he added.