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MH17: Ukraine releases phone call claiming to show separatist use of Russian missiles

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MH17: Ukraine releases phone call claiming to show separatist use of Russian missiles


With the crash of flight MH17 on Ukrainian territory, much attention is now on the response of the Ukrainian government. Since the disaster, Kyiv has branded the incident a ‘terrorist attack’, today the country’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk further detailed Ukraine’s position, saying:

“ We ask all respective governments to participate in this investigation and to support the Ukrainian government to bring to justice all these b*****ds who committed this international crime. This is the crime against humanity. All red lines have been already crossed “

The focus of international efforts now centres around how the passenger plane was downed. Kyiv has insisted this was the doing of pro-Russian rebels using advanced Russian missiles.

In a bid to strengthen their case, they’ve released recordings claiming to be between a separatist from Donetsk and a senior member of the Russian military.

Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, the head of Ukraine’s security service said this about the alleged phone call: “We have shown how missiles called “Buk” crossed the Ukrainian border shortly before the terrorist attack . These talks show that terrorists themselves confirm getting these missiles from Russia ”

A transcript of the leaked call appears to detail the following conversation:

1) Hello, Buryat
(2) Hello, Nikolaevich, where should we take this beauty?
(1) Which one? The one…
(2) Yes, the one that I brought. I’m already in Donetsk
(1) Is this the one I’m thinking? “B”.. “M”?
(2) Yes, its “Buk”

Euronews can not independently verify the contents of this transcript.

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