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Ukraine releases key MH17 witness ahead of Russia prisoner swap

A Ukrainian court on Thursday ordered the release of a potential key witness in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 amid negotiations for a prisoner swap between Moscow and Kyiv.
Volodymyr Tsemakh, a Ukrainian national, was arrested in June this year and accused of terrorism for fighting with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
He is considered to be a possible witness to the downing of MH17 — which according to the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was hit with a Russian Buk missile from separatist territory — as he reportedly oversaw a rebel air defense unit in a town close …read more

Source:: European Voice