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MH17 suspect among prisoners swapped by Ukraine with Russia - Dutch government


Reuters Moscow
Updated: 07-09-2019 17:41 IST
MH17 suspect among prisoners swapped by Ukraine with Russia - Dutch government

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Ukraine has included a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which killed 298 people, in a prisoner swap with Russia, the Dutch government said on Saturday.

Volodymyr Tsemakh, whom Ukraine's security service has identified as a former commander of Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, was transferred to Russia in an exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kyiv, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.

Dutch prosecutors had urged Kyiv not to allow Tsemakh to travel to Russia, fearing this could jeopardize the investigation into Flight MH17. He was released on bail by a Ukrainian court on Thursday.

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