US President Donald Trump has raised suspicions about a potential accidental missile attack against the Ukrainian plane
fallen. "Someone could have made a mistake," Trump said of the catastrophe that left 176 deaths. Following their statements, Ukraine demanded that its Western allies provide "evidence" to facilitate the investigation.
According to Trump, the Boeing plane crash of the Ukraine International Airlines company may not have been caused by mechanical errors. Asked about the issue at a conference at the White House, he said he has "his suspicions" about the causes of the tragedy.
“I don't want to say it but there are suspicions. Someone may have made a mistake on the other side … it is not our system. It has nothing to do with us, ”he expanded as he took off from the situation, without giving further details.RELATED
In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran launched ballistic missiles
against two US military bases in Iraq, in response to the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani
With an American drone. The American president now implied that it could have been one of those Katyusha-type missiles that caused the outbreak of the Ukrainian Boing.
The Iranian Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) had secured earlier
that the pilot of the plane had not transmitted any radio message about unusual circumstances and that eyewitnesses observed “a fire on the plane”, sliding that the accident would have occurred due to technical issues.
Minutes after Trump's sayings, Ukrainian President Volodímir Zelensk asked for evidence to prove that the plane had been shot down by mistake by Tehran's air defense.
"Our country has the utmost interest in establishing the truth. That is why we call the western partners of Ukraine: if they have evidence to help the investigation, we ask them to provide them to us," the Ukrainian presidency said in a release.
Justin Trudeau's claim
Amid the scandal unleashed, the Prime Minister of Canada gave more details about the alleged attack on the plane, which would have been "shot down by an Iranian land-air missile."
"We have information from multiple sources, including our allies and our own services," which "indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian land-air missile. It may not have been intentional," he told a news conference.
The Canadian Prime Minister insisted that these latest events "reinforce the need for a thorough investigation into this matter." 63 Canadians died in the tragedy, which happened shortly after Tehran fired missiles at military bases used by the US military in Iraq.