On 19 October 2020 in Tehran, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevheniy Yenin held a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the negotiation process regarding the downing of flight PS752 in Iran in January 2020.
"We welcome Iran's decision to assume full responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian aircraft, as well as its readiness to ensure that equal compensation is paid to the relatives of all victims, regardless of their citizenship," – the Deputy Minister noted.
Yevheniy Yenin emphasized the necessity for an impartial and objective investigation into the circumstances of the plane crash and he called upon the Iranian side to provide access to all relevant materials.
"Making progress in negotiations over the downed Ukrainian airliner will facilitate the normalization of cooperation with Iran" – said the Deputy Foreign Minister.
The Ukrainian diplomat informed Mohammad Zarif in detail of the consequences of Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, including the militarization of the Azov-Black Sea region and the repressions by the Russian occupation administration against the residents in temporarily occupied Crimea.
The Iranian Foreign Minister reaffirmed support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and the inviolability of its borders. The Iranian official also gave assurances that no third party countries would influence Iran's policy towards Ukraine.