Russia files complaint against Ukraine to ECHR

Source : 112 Ukraine

The death of people during Euromaidan, suppression of freedom of speech and blockade of Crimea are among claims
11:53, 22 July 2021

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Russia has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) with the complaint against Ukraine. It is the first time ever when Russia files an interstate complaint to the ECHR as Interfax reported citing the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia.

“The Russian Federation has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights with the interstate complaint against Ukraine on the basis of Article 33 of the European Convention on Human Rights,” the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.

Related: Ukraine on ECHR decision on Crimea: Russia’s responsibility to grow with each such step

The list of the claims against Ukraine was published by RT. The main of them are:

  • death of people during Euromaidan 2014, during a fire at the Trade Unions House and during operation in Donbas;
  • death of people, infliction of harm to health and destruction of property during attacks at the bordering Russian territory;
  • suppression of the freedom of speech and persecution of dissentients, including politicians and journalists;
  • discrimination of Russian-speaking population and substitution of the Russian language and ban for broadcasting of the Russian-language TV channels and restriction of access to the online platform and printed source in Russian;
  • discrimination of Russian companies and entrepreneurs;
  • depriving of the citizens of south-east Ukraine of the possibility to participate in the elections;
  • military blockade of Crimea;
  • attacks on Russian diplomatic, consular, and other representative’s offices;
  • MH17 crash as the consequence of Ukraine’s decision not to close air space over the zone of the military actions;
  • refusal to provide necessary legal aid to the Russian investigative bodies in the investigation of committed crimes.

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

As we reported, Ukraine filed a new intergovernmental complaint against the Russian Federation due to the organization of a number of high-profile assassination attempts and assassinations, both on the territory of Ukraine and on the territory of the member states of the Council of Europe. This is the ninth statement filed by Ukraine against the Russian Federation.

In addition, on January 14, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on the claims of Ukraine against the Russian Federation on violation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea, which recognized the case of Ukraine against Russia as partially admissible and proceeded to consider the case on the merits.


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