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Observers Cry Foul Over Kyiv’s Release of Key Witness in Flight MH17 Probe

This story originated in VOA’s Ukrainian service. Some information is from AP.Some Western observers are criticizing a Ukrainian court’s decision Thursday to release Volodymyr Tsemakh, a “person of interest” in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) five years ago.The decision, handed down by the Kyiv Court of Appeal, comes amid talks between Moscow and Kyiv on a prisoner swap that unconfirmed reports have said includes Tsemakh, a Ukrainian citizen who reportedly oversaw an anti-aircraft unit among Russia-backed rebels stationed near the commercial airliner’s crash site in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.Shortly after reports of Tsemakh’s release circulated, Russian President Vladimir …read more

Source:: Voice of America