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Foreign Minister: Ukraine’s appeal to ICJ is additional pressure on Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine asks the court to explain the Order on use of the provisional measures adopted last year
12:19, 25 April 2018

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Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine treats the appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with a request to explain the Order on use of the provisional measures as the additional pressure on Russia as he reported on Twitter.

Our appeal to the ICJ toward the explanation of the Order on use of the provisional measures against Russia is an additional pressure on Russia that should begin to fulfill the judicial order instead of pretending that they do not exist’, he wrote.

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As we reported Ukraine appealed to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with a request to finally explain its Order on use of the provisional measures adopted last year. The appeal dated April 19, 2018, was filed on April 24.

On February 19, 2018, Ukraine submitted its Memorial in Arbitration Proceedings against the Russian Federation under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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It is noted that since 2014, Russia “has unlawfully excluded Ukraine from exercising its maritime rights; it has exploited Ukraine’s sovereign resources for its own ends, and it has usurped Ukraine’s right to regulate within its own maritime areas. Through these violations of international law, Russia is stealing Ukraine’s energy and fisheries resources, harming the livelihoods of Ukrainian fishermen, and blocking traffic to Ukrainian ports with its illegal bridge over the Kerch Strait, among other serious violations”.

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