Ukraine's ex-foreign minister arrested for murder
After an Ukrainian advertising magnate was found dead in the home of former Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, police detained the politician on murder charges. Kozhara and his wife claim the businessman committed suicide.
Nigerian refutes claim of being on downed Ukrainian flight
Mr. Olayinka Bernard Adeleye, whose picture was recently used as a Nigerian who was involved in the the Ukranian flight that was shot down by an Iranian missile on January 7, 2020 killing all 176 passengers and crew members, has denied being one of the victims, saying he is alive and kicking. He said the news of his death has left him and his family with scars which would take a long time to heal.
Russia and Ukraine carry out prisoner swap
Russian and Ukrainian authorities have confirmed the long-awaited prisoner exchange. Those swapped are believed to include Ukrainian journalists, sailors, a filmmaker and a suspected Russian witness to the MH17 downing.
MH17 investigators name four suspects to face murder charges
Three Russians and one Ukrainian national were named as first suspects in the 2014 downing of passenger jet above Ukraine. The "defense minister" of the so-called Donetsk Republic, Igor Girkin, is among the suspects.