Aleksandr Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic
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Rebel leader: 'We didn't shoot down MH17'

The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has spoken to the BBC following the release of the Dutch report into the MH17 disaster.

Aleksandr Zakharchenko says his pro-Russian forces did not have the means to shoot down the plane, and he pointed the finger at the Ukrainian government.

Tuesday's report found a Russian-made BUK missile was responsible for the accident but it did not identify who fired it.

Tom Burridge reports from Donetsk.

  • 14 Oct 2015
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