Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise provided UA TV channel with the first comment on the status of expert examinations in the criminal proceedings to investigate the crash of the UIA flight PS-752 on January 8, 2020, in Iran, which was en route from Tehran to Kyiv.
A number of comprehensive forensic examinations are currently being carried out at the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise to establish the circumstances and causes of the plane crash. A delegation of Ukrainian experts, led by the director of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise, was sent to Tehran to inspect the scene in Iran in the first days after the catastrophe.
According to Oleksandr Ruvin, the experts examined the wreckage that was at the crash site. In addition, experts of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise studied the video of the launch of two missiles.
Oleksandr Ruvin also noted that the Iranian side in conducting research opposed the expert group. Thus, access to the wreckage of the plane collected at the crash site was restricted due to the actions of the Islamic Corps.
The conclusions of the examinations will be passed to the pre-trial investigation bodies conducting the relevant criminal proceedings.