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Ukraine defence minister: 'We will defeat terrorists'

3 August 2014 Last updated at 20:48 BST

Ukraine Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey has told the BBC that the army is close to winning the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

He also stressed the importance of allowing international investigators to continue their search of site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down over eastern Ukraine last month.

He told the BBC's Tom Burridge: "There will be no war in that territory until all the evidence and bodies of innocent people are collected."

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