Contents tagged with Tsemakh

  • MH17 suspect Vladimir Tsemakh complains to European Court of Human Rights about Ukraine and Netherlands

    Vladimir Tsemakh, a suspect in the case surrounding the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, has submitted a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Ukraine and the Netherlands based on the actions of these countries’ law enforcement agencies.

    “I have submitted a complaint to the ECHR in Tsemakh’s interests. I don’t have more information yet, we are awaiting further developments,” said his attorney, Anatoly Kucherena, as cited by the …

  • Ukraine places MH17 crash suspect Vladimir Tsemakh on wanted list

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has placed Vladimir Tsemakh on the national wanted list, Ukrayinsky Noviny (Ukrainian News) reported, citing the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s list of wanted persons. Tsemakh is a former anti-air defense commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), and an important witness in the case surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) over the Donbas in 2014.

    Tsemakh has been accused of committing the crimes envisaged by §3 Article 258 (the …

  • Netherlands accuses Russia of obstructing questioning of Tsemakh on MH17 case

    The Netherlands believes that Russia allowed the terrorist Vladimir Tsemakh to leave the country in order to avoid extraditing him in the context of the MH17 case, Eurointegration reports, citing the findings of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service. Tsemakh features in the case as a suspect, but more evidence is required to prosecute him.

    “The Public Prosecution Service has come to the conclusion that Russia knowingly acknowledged that Tsemakh had left its territory, and thus declined to …

  • 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 …

  • Pope welcomes prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine

    Pope Francis during the traditional Sunday sermon welcomed the release of prisoners by Russia and Ukraine, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    "Last week a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine took place. I am pleased with the news about the released people who were able to hug their families, and I continue to pray for a quick end to the conflict and sustainable peace in Eastern Ukraine," he said.

    On September 7, Russia and Ukraine exchanged the prisoners according to …

  • Russia releases MH17 plane crash suspect back to DPR

    Maria Levchenko-Tsemakh, daughter of Vladimir Tsemakh, a suspect in the MH17 case, has published a photo of herself with her father, stating that they are returning to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

    “Well, there is happiness in life, there is justice, there are good people! It’s a bit easier to live now. Hooray, my dears! We’re going home!” the militant’s daughter wrote in a post on the Russian social network VKontakte.

    Previously Maria Tsemakh had posted a photograph of a bus traveling …

  • 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 …

  • Netherlands asks Russia to hand over MH17 plane crash suspect

    The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service has asked Russia to hand over Vladimir Tsemakh, a valuable witness in the MH17 case from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the prosecution service informed victims of the catastrophe in a letter, as reported by the Dutch news agency NOS.

    The Netherlands recently asked Ukraine not to release Tsemakh to Russia.

    Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok stated in a letter to parliament that the prosecutors had been able to interview the MH17 case witness …

  • Dutch prosecutors interrogated MH17 crash suspect before his extradition from Ukraine to Russia

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that failure to release the ex-militant of Donetsk People's Republic, Vladimir Tsemakh, who is suspected of involvement in the MH17 plane crash, could have negatively affected the exchange process between Russia and Ukraine.

    "I will not name the European leaders with whom we discussed the times for all investigative actions. We did everything [they have asked for]. It was difficult. I was afraid that this could disrupt the exchange," said Ukrainian …

  • Dutch Foreign Minister: Netherlands deeply regrets that under pressure from Russia Ukraine extradited MH17 plane crash suspect

    The Dutch Foreign Minister, Affairs Stef Blok, said that the Dutch government regrets that Vladimir Tsemakh, who is the suspect in the case of the MH17 aircraft crash, became part of a prisoner exchange under pressure from Moscow, reports Interfax-Ukraine, citing the letter published on the Dutch Parliament's website.

    Blok recalled that in mid-August, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office informed the Dutch government that Tsemakh could become part of the exchange of prisoners between …