Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has filed the lawsuit against Russia, which violated two UN Conventions at a time – the Terrorist Financing Convention and the Convention against all forms of racial discrimination. The lawsuit is registered at the UN International Court in the Hague.
Maryana Betsa, the authority’s spokeswoman, tweeted that on Wednesday. ‘The lawsuit has been filed in the fulfillment of the order of President,’ she wrote, adding that the paper was submitted at 4.30 p.m. on CET.
Earlier today, President Poroshenko stressed that Russia has been violating the international law for three years, carrying out the illegal annexation of Crimea and the occupation of part of the Donbas region, implementin a policy of destruction and discrimination on the annexed peninsula. According to the president, as a result of numerous terrorist attacks by Russian militants, hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes.
"Those who remained in the Crimea and Donbas are tortured and harassed. The activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people are prohibited, the committed crimes go unpunished", said Poroshenko, recalling the numerous crimes of militants against civilians in Mariupol, Volnovakha and Kramatorsk, as well as the crash of MH17.