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Hague Court to hear Ukraine’s suit against Russia in March
09:25, 6 March 2017
Hague Court to hear Ukraine’s suit against Russia in March

Ukraine demands to condemn the acts of terrorism in Donbas, including the Boeing tragedy, incident in Kharkiv and oblige Russia to pay compensation, the amount of which was not specified

09:25, 6 March 2017

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International Court of Justice will start preliminary hearings on Ukraine’s suit against Russia on Monday, March 6. This was stated in the document on the official site of the court.

The trial will be held on March 6 - 9, and it will start from hearing of the Ukrainian side. Russian side will be heard on March 7 - 9 and Ukraine will be given a floor on March 8.

Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia says about the violation by Moscow of the regulations of UN Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Related: UN Court to begin consideration of Ukraine's lawsuit to Russia

The suit was filed on January 16.

Kyiv demands to condemn the acts of terrorism in Donbas, in including the Boeing MH17 tragedy, incident in Kharkiv and oblige Russia to pay compensation, the amount of which was not specified. It is also called upon to bring to justice officials responsible, according to the plaintiffs, of support of the terrorism.

Another block of claims in the lawsuit concerns violations of the rights of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians by the occupation authorities in Crimea. Ukraine asks the International Court of Justice to forbid Russia to perform any steps that would worsen the situation during the hearing as a measure to secure the claim.

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Kyiv supposes that the case hearing will take five - seven years.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia submitted in Hague, according to Foreign Ministry. The authority’s spokeswoman Maryana Betsa tweeted this on January 16.

Related: Court sentences Russia citizen to 11 years in prison for aggressive war against Ukraine

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