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Russian Embassy in Netherlands did not get requests to pass main MH17 witness Tsemakh

The Dutch government reminded Russia it was obliged to cooperate with the investigation team, - Foreign Minister Stef Blok
08:03, 9 September 2019

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The Embassy oif the Russian Federation in the Netherlands did not receive any requests from this country's authorities to hand over Volodymyr Tsemakh. The ex-"chief of AA defense" of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" is considered an important witness in the case of the downed civilian aircraft, flight MH17. This is mentioned in the Twitter message by the Russian embassy.

In his turn, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok sent a letter to the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament; in it, the official reminded Russia it was obliged to cooperate with the investigation team within the MH17 case. This is foreseen by the Resolution 2166 passed by the UN Securtiy Council.

Related: Extradition of Tsemakh to Russia to not change anything in trial on MH17 case, - Bellingcat investigator

Previously, Ukrainian and Dutch authorities confirmed that Tsemakh was interviewed by investigators from the State Prosecutor's Office of the Netherlands before he left Ukraine and went to Russia; this is due to the exchange of prisoners that took place on September 7. Ukraine and Russia conducted the "35 for 35" exchange. 

Related: Suspect in MH17 case Tsemakh questioned by Netherlands before being sent to Moscow, - Dutch MFA

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