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Critics said the ruling amounts to the latest episode of whitewashing in the 11-year old criminal investigation which has been plagued by cover-ups and continues to haunt Ukraine.

In a surprise announcement, prosecutors last March said for the first time that Kuchma was a suspect in the Gongadze murder case. He was formally charged with exceeding his authority as president in giving an order that led to the journalist’s murder.

Hopes for justice in the case, long seen as a litmus test of Ukraine’s dedication to rule of law, have evaporated with the Dec. 14 court ruling, critics say.

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