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Russia says it did not receive 'any message' from Netherlands regarding M 17 downing suspect extradition

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Refuting the media claims, Russia on Sunday said that it did not receive "any messages" from Netherland to extradite a prime suspect in the case of Flight M17 downing in 2014.

"The embassy has not received any messages from the Dutch side regarding this issue," a representative of Russia embassy in the Netherlands told Sputnik.

Earlier, local media reported that the Netherlands had asked Russia to extradite Tsemakh after he was released in prisoners swap on Saturday.

Ukraine and Russia exchanged 70 prisoners including Volodymyr Tsemakh, who is suspected of his involvement of MH 17 that killed 298 people.

Ukraine released Tsemakh despite Netherland's contentions. Before the release of Tsemakh, Dutch Prime Minister and Foreign Minister told their Ukrainian colleagues that sending him back to Russia would not be conducive for the MH17 investigation.

The Malaysian Airlines Boeing crashed on July 17, 2014, in eastern Ukraine while en route to Kuala Lumpur All 298 people on board were killed. Kiev and the self-proclaimed republics in Ukraine's easternmost Donbas region, where the plane was shot down, have exchanged blame for the downing.

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First Published: Sun, September 08 2019. 19:38 IST