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MH17 investigators say phone calls show Ukraine rebels’ ties to Russia


Intercepts suggest separatists sought guidance from Russia before jet was shot down Dutch-led investigators have released new recordings of intercepted telephone calls that show separatist leaders in Ukraine requesting military support and political guidance from Russian political figures in the period before the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that killed all 298 people on board.Those caught on tape allegedly include Vladislav Surkov, a political aide to Vladimir Putin, whom separatist leaders have called “our man in the Kremlin”. Security officials in the audiotapes also refer to “a mandate” from the Russian defence minister, Sergey Shoigu, to reform east Ukraine’s …read more

Source:: The Guardian

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