Ukrainian Security Service denies reports that it arrested DPR militant who transported Buk missile system used to shoot down MH17

Security Service of Ukraine didn't detain the driver of the vehicle who transported Buk missile system that was used to shoot down MH17 flight, reads the statement on the webpage of Ukrainian Intelligence Service.

The report said that a briefing on an investigation the above crime in the Donbas was held in Kyiv on July 17. After the briefing, the media spread information that on the same day the driver, who was transporting the Buk missile system, was arrested.

"At a briefing, it was reported that Ukrainian court arrested and sentenced the militant of the terrorist organization of Donetsk People's Republic, who was involved in illegal capture of the vehicle in Donetsk in July 2014. Later other militants used this vehicle (that was carrying Buk missile system) in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, that are temporarily not controlled by Ukrainian authorities. Boeing-777 of the MH17 flight was shot down from this missile system," — reads the message.

Earlier, it was reported that the Security Service of Ukraine arrested the driver of the truck, who was transporting Buk anti-aircraft missile system, from which Boeing 777 of an MH17 flight was shot down in the sky over the Donetsk region.

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