Ukraine ready to reply to Russian statements in Hague, - Deputy Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

It’s crucial that now the Ukrainian side shows there is enough evidence of Russian aggression, Olena Zerkal’ says
11:56, 8 March 2017

112 Agency

The Ukrainian delegation is ready to reply to the Russian statements that were voiced out yesterday at the UN International Criminal Court in the Hague. Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal’ reported this at Facebook.

‘We’ve got replies to every single statement made by the Russian side. However, the detailed presentation of our evidence will take place during the next stages of the trial. It is crucial that now the Ukrainian side shows there is enough evidence to impose certain temporary restrictions (against Russia, - 112 International)’, Zerkal’ wrote.  

On March 7, Russian delegation claimed that the pro-Kremlin militants allegedly found weapons hidden in the mines in eastern Ukraine, assuring that it was either Soviet or the Ukrainian weaponry left behind by the Ukrainian army in Donbas.

Previously, Ukraine sued Russia for breaching two UN conventions within this country’s military aggression in Donbas – the one on countering sponsorship of terrorism and the one about liquidation of all forms of racial discrimination.     

Ukraine has been demanding that Russia stops funding illegal armed units in Donbas and returns the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars their legal status in the annexed Crimea.  

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