Contents tagged with MH17

  • Suspect in MH-17 case is willing to testify if Dutch investigators come to Donbas

    The retired Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) militant Vladimir Tsemakh is willing to testify to the Dutch investigators about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe, but only if the investigators come to the part of the Donbas that is controlled by pro-Russian militants, Interfax reports, citing Tsemakh’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena.

    “Naturally, the questioning can only take place in his homeland, in the Donbas,” the attorney said.

    However, Kucherena added that Tsemakh will only testify …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky and Dutch Foreign Minister discuss MH17 crash investigation

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok. During the meeting, the parties discussed their cooperation to complete the investigation and conduct a trial in the case of the Boeing-777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in the Donetsk region in 2014, reports the press service of Ukrainian President.

    The Ukrainian President informed Stef Blok about the security situation in the Donbas, as well as the efforts to end a military conflict.

    They also …

  • Dutch parliament votes to investigate ‘Ukraine’s role’ in MH17 air crash

    The parliament of the Netherlands has voted to investigate Ukraine’s role in the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 catastrophe that took place over Ukraine’s Donetsk province in 2014, said Chris van Dam, a member of the Christian Democratic party, in a tweet.

    Van Dam said that the party motioned to investigate the fact that Ukraine did not close the airspace over the Donbas.

    The Dutch MP noted that his party’s motion was approved unanimously in parliament.

    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo …

  • Netherlands considers Tsemakh MH17 plane crash suspect, not witness, following Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap

    The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service has reclassified Vladimir Tsemakh from a witness to a suspect in the case concerning the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, European Parliament member Kati Piri told DW in an interview.

    According to her, the Joint Investigation Team and the Dutch prosecution service have distributed a letter stating that Tsemakh is now considered a suspect.

    Kati Piri was the author of an open letter signed on September 4 by 40 …

  • Ukraine releases another witness of the MH17 crash

    The Ukrainian court released from custody ex-militant of Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Nevedrov, who guarded pieces of MH17 Boeing 777  which was shot down over the Donbas in 2014. The court gave him a suspended sentences of 5 years, reports news outlet citing the materials of the court.

    Nevedrov was arrested in February in Toretsk and was accused of involvement in an illegal armed groups. Nevedrov had admitted his guilt.

    He was born in Yenakiieve. Since 2002 he was convicted five …

  • Ukrainian court releases MH17 plane crash suspect

    On Thursday, September 5, the Kyiv Court of Appeals decided to release from custody Vladimir Tsemakh, who is suspected of involvement in the crash of flight MH-17 in the Donbass in 2014, reported TSN.

    The former militant was released under a personal obligation.

    Thus, the judge overturned the decision of the Shevchenko court to extend Tsemakh's detention until October 20 next year.

    "To apply to the suspect Tsemakh Vladimir Borisovich a measure of restraint in the form of a personal …

  • Dutch investigators want to interrogate MH-17 catastrophe suspect detained in Ukraine

    Russia wants to exchange the former DPR anti-air commander for Ukrainian political prisoners because he knows too much about Russia’s crimes in the Donbas.

    Tsemakh’s testimony to the Dutch investigators will be different to the propaganda videos that he used to feature in.

    Dutch investigators from the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would like to question Vladimir Tsemakh, a former anti-air commander for the Russia-controlled Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) terrorist group. Tsemakh is a …

  • Russia and the Netherlands privately discuss downed MH17 Boeing

    Russia and the Netherlands are in contact with each other about the investigation into the crash of Boeing MH-17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014, said the Dutch Ambassador to Russia, Renée Jones-Bos as cited by Interfax news agency.

    According to her, the Netherlands is "in contact with the interested parties in Russia, which are also dealing with this issue." At the same time, "the parties do not share information with the outside world."

    She noted that the sides are currently considering a full …

  • Ukraine hands over MH17 case to Netherlands

    Ukraine has completed the transfer of the criminal case against the persons suspected in the crash of MH17 flight to the Netherlands, reports Ukrainski Noviny news agency with reference to the Security Service of Ukraine. The materials of the case mention three citizens of Russia and one citizen of Ukraine, including former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Girkin (Strelkov).

    Security Service of Ukraine refused to specify, whether the order for the arrest of …

  • Arrested DPR anti-air commander denies involvement in MH17 air disaster

    Vladimir Tsemakh, a former anti-air commander in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), denies any involvement in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger liner over eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, the Ukrainski Novyny News Agency reports.

    “At the time I was outside the city of Snizhne, performing certain tasks,” Tsemakh told reporters at the Kyiv Court of Appeal, adding that he was not at all involved in the catastrophe.

    Tsemakh claims that in the interview that he gave to a member of …