Contents tagged with Tsemakh

  • 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 …

  • 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 President Zelensky pardons 12 Russians for prisoner exchange

    Russian lawyer Valentin Rybin said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed pardon decrees for at least 12 Russian citizens convicted in Ukraine, reports Interfax.

    "The decrees to pardon 12 Russian convicts, who have already been brought from penitentiaries and are gathered at the centers for persons on the exchange list, are issued. I believe that this is a preparation for the beginning of the exchange procedure. The Ukrainian side has fulfilled almost all its obligations achieved …

  • 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 …