Kremlin comments on FSB senior operative's involvement in MH17 downing

13:20, 29 April 2020
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When asked by journalists of the BBC's Russian service if he could comment on the report released Tuesday claiming that one of the key figures in Russian security agencies' efforts in the area of the Russian-Ukrainian border, FSB Deputy Head Andrey Burlaka, aka "Vladimir Ivanovich", got into a spotlight of the Joint Investigative Team's probe, Peskov said: "We don't know what you're talking about."

At the same time, investigators say they have information about Russia's influence on the "DPR" administrative, financial, and military affairs.

Read alsoBellingcat: Key MH17 figure identified as senior FSB official

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Bellingcat investigation team, in cooperation with Russian colleagues from The Insider, and with additional reporting from Kevin Hall from McClatchy Newspapers (DC), was able to identify the person of "Vladimir Ivanovich" as one of the top officials within Russia's FSB security service, namely Colonel General Andrey Ivanovich Burlaka, who is a person of interest in the criminal investigation into the downing of MH17.

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