Ukraine says has "compelling evidence" Russian crew shot down Malaysian plane

KIEV Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:40am EDT

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has "compelling evidence" that the crew which operated the missile system Kiev says shot down a Malaysian airliner were Russian citizens and they must be questioned, the country's counter intelligence chief said on Saturday.

Vitaly Nada told a news conference: "We have compelling evidence that this terrorist act was committed with the help of the Russian Federation. We know clearly that the crew of this system were Russian citizens."

He also called on Russia to give Ukraine the names and surnames of the crew so that Kiev could question them.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Louise Ireland)

 
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (0)
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.