Russia will recognize UN Court decision, whatever it may be, - Peskov

Source : 112 Ukraine

A number of Ukrainian politicians doubt that Russia will recognize the court decision that is unfavorable for it
15:26, 9 March 2017

Russia will recognize the decision of the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague, whatever it may be, as it is a party to the proceedings. This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, reports Interfax.

"The Russian side is a party to this proceeding, that is, if Russia would not recognize the court's decision, then, accordingly, it would not be a party to this proceeding," Peskov said, answering the question whether Russia recognizes the court's decision, whatever it may be.

On Thursday, March 9, is the last day of hearings on Ukraine's lawsuit against Russian Federation at the International Court of the United Nations in Hague, and Russian delegation will say a speech to the court. After this, the judges will take the decision.

Earlier during the hearings Russian side explained the origin of weapons used by Donbas militants, saying that the Soviet or the Ukrainian weapons were left by the army in the coal mines, and the militants found it there.

"The main source of weapons found by the rebels (according to the terminology of representative of the Russian Federation - Ed.) is the Soviet-era reserves that were on the territory of Ukraine, most of which were left in the mines of the Donbas and appeared in the hands of the rebels. The major part was also left by Ukrainian army," Rogachev said.

Rogachev did not comment on the evidence submitted by the Ukrainian side about the use by Donbas militants of the latest weapons, which is available only in the Russian army.

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