"We are in constant contact withour representatives. Claims that a missile struck the aircraft cannot be excluded, but as of today they remain unconfirmed. Considering statements made by the US, UK, and Canadian governments, we call on our partners to present evidence to the commission investigating the incident", Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on his Telegram blog.
Zelensky added that he would be holding talks later on Friday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concerning the ongoing investigation into the plane crash.
The accident took place after Iran's missile attack on American facilities in Erbil and the Ayn al-Asad Air Base in Iraq. Tehran blamed a technical malfunction for the tragedy while the US, UK, and Canadian authorities claimed that the jet could have been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, citing intelligence findings. The Ukrainian president earlier called to refrain from speculating about the incident.