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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands Stephanus Blok explained in the letter to the President of Ukraine that the captives exchange between Russia and Ukraine was postponed at the request for the Netherlands government to give Dutch officers to question Tsemakh
09:21, 8 September 2019

Detectives of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Netherlands interviewed the suspected in MH17 case Vladimir Tsemakh in Ukraine before sending him to Moscow. Nos reported that referring to the open letter of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Head Stephanus Blok addressed to the country's President and the Parliament. 

"The exchange was postponed at the Netherlands' request to give a possibility for Dutch detectives to reinterview Tsemakh. And this has happened," the letter reads.

Tsemakh was the commander of pro-Russian separatists and was released in Ukraine on Thursday. 

As it became known later, Tsemakh was pardoned by Volodymyr Zelensky and included into the excnahge list. The captives swap "35 on 35" between Moscow and Kyiv happened yesterday

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