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 obligation. Release Tsemakh V.B. in the courtroom immediately," the ruling reads.

Earlier, Ukrainian journalist Yuri Butusov said that Russia is delaying the exchange of prisoners and carries out an information campaign to push the Ukrainian authorities to a favorable formula for exchange. He noted that Putin is demanding that Vladimir Tsemakh be included in the exchange list. At the same time, the founder of the investigative team Bellingcat Eliot Higgins wrote that Ukraine has already agreed to extradite To Russia Tsemakh.

Earlier, it was reported that the Dutch prosecutor's office called on the Ukrainian authorities not to allow the transfer of Tsemakh to Russia. The MEPs also called on the Ukrainian President to stop the exchange of Tsemakh.

  MH17, Tsemakh, Ukraine, Donbas, Russia