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President's Office comments on Russia's complaint against Ukraine to ECHR

Source : 112 Ukraine

The adviser to the head of the OP noted that "this Russian complaint against Ukraine has no legal meaning" and is simply absurd
20:57, 22 July 2021

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The adviser to the head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podolyak commented on Russia's complaint against Ukraine to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). He considered the complaint as a "cynical propaganda noise", that is legally futile, as Ukrainian News reported.

"By and large, there is no ground for a serious comment. Because we are not talking about attempts to establish truths, presenting well-grounded claims, but only one more element of the endless hybrid war of modern Russia against global rules and against common sense," he said.

Podolyak noted that "this complaint of Russia against Ukraine has no legal meaning" and is simply absurd.

"It seems that someone from the Russian authorities just drew attention to the fact that they have not yet used the ECHR in their own propaganda. For propaganda consumers within Russia this may be useful, even despite the complete legal inconsistency," Podolyak stated.

Related: Ukraine files ninth complaint to ECHR against Russia, - official

The adviser to the head of the President's Office is also confident that the case will end in defeat for Russia.

"But they can do a lot of cynical propaganda noise because of this. First, on the fact of filing a crazy lawsuit, and then on the fact of denial of claims with a run over to the ECHR itself," he added.

As it was reported earlier, on July 22, Russia applied to the ECHR with a complaint against Ukraine. This is the first time ever when Russia files an interstate complaint to the ECHR.

Related: Authorities of occupied Crimea to appeal to ECHR due to water blockade

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