The head of the delegation from Ukraine in International Tribunal will be Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration. The court will hold the hearing in the case against Russia on captured Ukrainian sailors. This is mentioned in the order №182/2019 of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenk, published on May 3.
“To form the delegation of Ukraine for participation in the hearings of the case of Ukraine against the Russian Federation concerning the immunity of three Ukrainian naval vessels and 24 members of the crew,” the document said.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal is appointed the head of the delegation.
The delegation also included Leonid Zalyubovskiy, the Assistant Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Legal Affairs, Oksana Zolotaryova, the Deputy Director of the Department and the Head of the Department of Temporary Occupied Territories of the Department of International Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Andriy Tarasov, the Chief of Staff and the First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy.
Earlier, the UN International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea held public hearings on Russia capturing Ukrainian sailors.
'President of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea defined dates of hearings in the case of temporary measures against the Russian Federation, as it violated the immunity of three Ukrainian Navy vessels and 24 crew members. The public hearings will take place on May 10 and May 11, 2019,' reads the message.