There is no trust in Iran’s leadership, as this country has not paid the promised compensation to the families of the dead passengers of the Ukrainian “Boeing” that was shot down by an Iranian missile in 2020, and is currently selling weapons to the aggressor country of Russia.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced this during interview with Canadian TV channels CTV and CBC.
“I personally do not trust the leadership of Iran. Why? You remember the downing of the Ukrainian airliner, and there were a lot of Canadian citizens there. After that, the Iranian leadership said – “it’s not us.” When our experts and partners, including Canadians, found details that proved Iran’s involvement, they admitted that it was accidental and called it a historical drama, saying at the leadership level that there would be support for the families of the victims. And what did they do? Nothing. They didn’t help at all.”– noted the Ukrainian leader.
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At the same time, Zelenskyi emphasized that in the future, Iranian diplomats and leadership constantly denied Ukrainian intelligence data regarding the sale of Shahed-136 drones to the Russian Federation, calling it a provocation to spoil relations between the countries.
According to the words of the president, this lie currently has catastrophic tragic consequences for Ukraine.
“Many times – both at the level of ambassadors, at the level of the state leadership and at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – they publicly denied all this. Now we see hundreds of strikes on Ukraine: on the capital, on civil infrastructure, on schools, on universities and on energy facilities. Just so that people do not survive this winter”– he remarked.
Zelensky emphasized that it cannot be about trusting Iran, because it is a supplier of drones and missiles for Russia.
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“Iran continues to supply drones to Russia – not one, not two, not five: this is not a coincidence. We know that thousands of orders are coming. Hundreds accurately transmitted”– the president added.
It will be recalled that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine initiated the severing of diplomatic relations with Iran due to the supply of drones to Russia.
It was also reported that on Thursday, October 20, Great Britain introduced new sanctions against Iran for supplying the Russian Federation with kamikaze drones, which are used for attacks on Ukraine.
The day before, Iran condemned calls to the UN to investigate the supply of drones to Russia.