OREANDA-NEWSIn Iran, several people were arrested involved in the events surrounding a Ukrainian airliner accidentally shot down by the Iranian military. This, according to the American media, said the official representative of the judiciary Golamhosseyn Esmaily.

According to the agency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that one person cannot be held responsible for the disaster. Everyone involved in this will be punished, he promised, calling the incident "an unforgivable mistake". “The Iranian armed forces, admitting their mistake, have taken a good first step. We must prove to people that this will not happen again”, Rowhani quoted the media as saying.

On the night of January 8, a passenger Boeing 737 of Ukraine International Airlines crashed in Tehran. On board were 176 people - citizens of Iran, Canada, Britain, Germany, Sweden, Afghanistan, Ukraine. They all died. The catastrophe occurred on the night when the Iranian army launched a missile attack on US bases in Iraq in response to the assassination of General Kassem Suleimani. Tehran later pleaded guilty to the crash.