June 11, 2014 / 12:14 PM / 6 years ago

Cameron points finger at Russia over hi-tech arms in Ukraine

Members of a pro-Russian self defence unit stand in formation as they swear an oath to the Crimean government in Simferopol March 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he thought Russia was supplying pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with sophisticated weapons such as shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles.

“What I said to (Russian) President Putin is that ... it is noticeable that the so-called rebels have, for instance, very technical, hi-tech weapons such as manpads (portable surface-to-air missiles) and it is hard to believe that they can be coming from anywhere else,” Cameron told the British parliament.

Cameron met President Vladimir Putin in France last week and told him to stop meddling in Ukraine and to work with President Petro Poroshenko.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn and Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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