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Ukraine files second lawsuit against Russia to ECHR over Donbas
11:45, 26 October 2017
Ukraine files second lawsuit against Russia to ECHR over Donbas

The suit contains more than 100 testimony of witnesses with a large number of documents

11:45, 26 October 2017

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Ukraine filed a legal position to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the suit against Russia, related to the events in Donbas in 2014. This was announced by the Justice Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko, DW.com writes.

"The suit contains more than 100 testimonies of witnesses with a large number of documents," he said, adding that Ukraine accuses Moscow of abducting orphans in the Donbas and taking them to Russian territory.

At the same time, Petrenko noted that this is the second lawsuit against Russia in the ECHR, related to the events in the Donbas.

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As it was reported earlier the European Court for Human Rights, the ECHR, recognized that Ukraine is not guilty of human rights abuse in the occupied Donbas. The respective decision was posted on the court’s website.

The appeal against Ukraine was filed by prisoner Aleksandr Khlebik, put behind the bars under charges with several crimes in April 2013; he currently serves time in Starobilsk, Luhansk region. The court found Khlebik guilty of armed robbery, banditism and illegal storage of firearms.

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