A missile launcher allegedly used to shoot down flight MH17 has been moved over the border into Russia after video emerged purportedly showing it on the back of a truck, Ukrainian officials have claimed.
The video appears to show the Buk launcher with one of the four missiles it carries missing.
The film was allegedly shot by a police surveillance squad at dawn on Friday as the truck headed to the city of Krasnodon in the direction of the Russian border.
The footage, released on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian interior minister, cannot be independently verified.
Interior minister Arsen Avakov wrote on his page: “Criminals try to hide the traces of this heinous crime (but do) not succeed.
“Security Service and Interior Ministry of Ukraine has collected and collects more irrefutable facts and evidence.”
In another Facebook post, Anton Gerashchenko, a senior advisor to the Ukrainian government, wrote: “The Buk installation by means of which the rocket launch was produced was moved onto the territory of the Russian Federation, where it will be most likely destroyed.”