17 January 2018, Wednesday, 11:32

Sikorski to Putin: Tell me in what shop Buk system can be bought


Statements by the Russian authorities contradict obvious evidence.

Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski asked president of Russia Vladimir Putin to tell him the address of the shop where he can buy the modern heavy weapons used by pro-Russian terrorists in eastern Ukraine.

He said it today in Warsaw, UNIAN reports.

“Vladimir Putin said in Crimea that soldiers, the so called 'little green men', were not his. He later admitted they were his soldiers. He said the weapons they use can be bought in any shop in Ukraine or Russia. Tell me the address of the shop where a Buk missile system, a T-64 tank and a Strela missile system can be bought,” the Polish minister said.

He noted the statement by Russian officials contradicted the “obvious evidence”, among them photographs and accounts of witnesses.

According to Ukrainian and western security services, the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down in the Donetsk region from a Buk missile system, which militants had received from Russia.