After days of speculation, the pro-Russian forces admitted the black boxes from Malaysia Flight MH17 are in Donetsk. Alexander Borodai, the self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, said the boxes will stay there.
“Some items, presumably the black boxes, were found, and they have been delivered to Donetsk and they are under our control,” he said. “There are no specialists among us who could pinpoint the look of the black boxes, but we brought to Donetsk some technical items which could be the black boxes of the airliner.”
Borodai is a Russian citizen from Moscow.
Ukraine’s security service intercepted a call between Vostok Battalion Commander Oleksandr Khodakovskyi and two rebels. The rebels are told to take any evidence and hide it from everyone at the site. Khodakovskyi specifically mentions the black boxes in the conversation, and claims Moscow wants them.