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Court releases Ukrainian army officer suspected of working for FSB

Oleksandr Rakushyn was released under personal recognizance; this decision is due to the expected captives' exchange between Ukraine and Russia
18:26, 5 September 2019

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Oleksandr Rakushyn, the retired officer of the Ukrainian army has been released from custody. He remained there as a suspected agent of Russia's FSB (federal security agency). UNN news agency reported that with a reference to Rodion Pugach, the lawyer of Rakushyn. 

Oleksandr Rakushyn was released under personal recognizance; this decision is due to the expected captives' exchange between Ukraine and Russia. "These events are connected. Though he (Rakushyn, - 112 International) is a ctiizen of Ukraine, he voluntarily agreed to be exchanged to Russia", Pugach said.

Related: Putin: Prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia will be ‘major’

At the same time, the lawyer admitted that the case has not been closed yet, and the exchange date has not been defined yet.

Earlier today, Kyiv Appeal Court released Volodymyr Tsemakh under personal recognizance, though the The Dutch side asked Ukraine not to do this, saying he would be a valuable witness in this case.

Related: International investigators did not question Tsemakh before release, - JIT

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