Alexander Borodai
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Ukraine rebel leader: 'We did not have Buk missile'

The leader of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has told the BBC that his forces have not had access to Buk missiles, suspected of bringing down flight MH17.

Talking to Gabriel Gatehouse, Alexander Borodai said images which purported to show a Buk on rebel-held territory must be "fake".

Ukrainian rebels have been widely accused of shooting down the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet killing all 298 people on board.

Mr Borodai added that the size of his force did not compare to that of the Ukrainian army.

  • 24 Jul 2014
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