Finnish customs seizes Ukraine-bound missile parts from Vietnam

A shipment of missile components bound for Ukraine and intercepted by Finnish customs originated in Vietnam, reports the daily Helsingin Sanomat. The paper wrote on July 18 that in June Finnish customs officers blocked the large consignment because it lacked the permits required to transit through Finland.

BUK M2E anti-aircraft missile launcher By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/384) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

BUK M2E anti-aircraft missile launcher By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/384) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

It was still not clear whether the missile parts were linked to the downing of MH17 flight of the Malaysian Airlines plane over pro-Russian rebels’ stronghold in Ukraine.

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