Ukraine has 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. Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine and Commissioner for the European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna announced this on Facebook.
The document was registered under number 10691/21.
The application concerns the Ukrainian Government’s allegations of an ongoing administrative practice by the Russian Federation consisting of State-authorised targeted assassination operations against perceived opponents of the Russian Federation in Russia and on the territory of other States, including other member States of the Council of Europe, outside a situation of armed conflict," the message reads.
At the same time, according to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, since 2014, a number of assassinations and assassinations attempts have been committed on the territory of Ukraine by representatives of the Russian special services, persons recruited by them, and representatives of the Russian occupation administrations of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics, which caused a significant resonance in Ukrainian society. At the same time, the Russian Federation not only fails to conduct an effective investigation but is also taking measures to shift responsibility for such crimes to other states, including Ukraine.
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.