Workers of the State Security Service of Ukraine detained Volodymyr Tsemakh, the former chief of anti-aircraft defense of Slovyansk Brigade of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic". Roman Hontarev, the lawyer of the detained man said that in a commentary for UNN news agency.
"He is held in custody in Kyiv, as a suspect", the lawyer said.
The court ruled that Volodymyr Tsemakh will spend 60 days in custody.
The media controlled by Russian mercenaries reported that Tsemakh was detained in late June; they took him in the occupied Snizhne, stunned him and brought him to the territory controlled by Ukraine.
The investigation reported that Tsemakh could prove valuable as the top-rank officer of the AA defense in the non-recognized Donetsk People's Republic. he could serve as the witness in the MH17 case.