REUTERS

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says five days have been booked for reading out the data recorder and cockpit voice recorder of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 downed in Iran on January 8, 2020.

"As for the [black] boxes – we are sending two of our representatives. The French side has confirmed it is ready to accept them," Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Enin said at a briefing on July 6, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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The equipment is expected to arrive from Iran to France on July 20, after which it will be analyzed by France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety.

"They've booked five days for themselves," he said.

According to him, even one or one and a half days will be enough to analyze the flight recorders, depending on the complexity of the decryption.

Enin also said that Ukrainian experts from the National Bureau of Air Accidents Investigation would be in France from July 20 to July 25.

At the same time, the technical investigation will be completed when Iran agrees to sign the corresponding protocol.