(Reuters) - A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had anti-aircraft missiles of the type Washington says were used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time since the airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday that the rebels did possess the BUK missile system.
He also indicated that the BUK may have originated in Russia and could have been sent back to remove proof of its presence.
Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile | Reuters
Это такой журналистский пиздеж или что?
Перевод: Ходаковский признал, что у ополчения есть БУК и из него сбили малоазийский боинг.