"I witnessed the incident. There were two aircrafts and the Boeing. Then two warplanes flew away and the Boeing fell on the ground. The 'DPR' did not shot down that plane for two reasons. First - we are people and not animals, and the second reason - we had no such technical means," Zakharchenko claimed.
He also said that there were dozens of witnesses to the event.
"I was driving past the Shakhtarsk city. If there is any need, there are witnesses who saw the same thing, several dozens of people ... I immediately realized that the plane was shot down by the Ukrainian aircrafts. We have no aviation," he noted.