Ukraine says it has gotten 'important data' from US about downed plane in Iran

Ukraine says it has gotten 'important data' from US about downed plane in Iran
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Ukraine said Friday that it had received "important data" from the U.S. regarding the Kyiv-bound flight that crashed after shortly after taking off from Tehran earlier this week, The Associated Press reports.

Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko tweeted that the data would be “processed by our specialists," but didn't give any further details.

Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had asked "all international partners," specifically the U.S., Britain and Canada, to share any information they had on the crash.

Both the U.S. and Canada have said that the plane, a Boeing 737-800, was unintentionally shot down with an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a claim that Iranian officials strongly refuted Friday.

The crash happened just hours after Iran launched a retaliatory missile strike on two Iraqi military bases that house U.S. troops. That attack was in response to a U.S. airstrike that killed the country's top military commander Qassem Soleimani.