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Russia: Buk missile system crossing from Russia into Ukraine "impossible" - Ministry of Defence00:28

Russia: Buk missile system crossing from Russia into Ukraine "impossible" - Ministry of Defence

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 19, 2014 at 18:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian Defense Ministry released a statement denying Buk missile systems have crossed the Russian border into Ukraine in Moscow, Friday. Alexey Komarov, a representative of the ministry, said it was impossible to secretly smuggle the weapons across the border.

The Buk is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the former USSR and Russia to engage targets at an engagement altitude of 11,000-25,000 meters depending on the model. The Malaysian airliner was reprtedly flying at an altitude of 10,600 metres (34,700 ft) when it crashed.

Russia: Buk missile system crossing from Russia into Ukraine "impossible" - Ministry of Defence00:28
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The Russian Defense Ministry released a statement denying Buk missile systems have crossed the Russian border into Ukraine in Moscow, Friday. Alexey Komarov, a representative of the ministry, said it was impossible to secretly smuggle the weapons across the border.

The Buk is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the former USSR and Russia to engage targets at an engagement altitude of 11,000-25,000 meters depending on the model. The Malaysian airliner was reprtedly flying at an altitude of 10,600 metres (34,700 ft) when it crashed.

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