07.03.17 11:21

Poroshenko expects ICJ ruling to cut weapons supply to Donbas, help stop crackdown on Crimean Tatars

The International Court of Justice in The Hague started hearing Ukraine's allegations against the Russian Federation on terrorism funding and discrimination of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea.

As reported by Censor.NET, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.

"We expect rulings that will cut the supply of weapons to the occupied territory and will be able to put things right at the uncontrolled section of the Russian-Ukrainian border, as well as help lift the ban on the Mejlis activities in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and stop harassments the ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars are facing," Poroshenko wrote.

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On Jan. 16, 2017, Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice to hold Russian Federation accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its illegal aggression against Ukraine. The lawsuit is based on the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

The hearing will last from March 6 to 9 inclusively. Ukraine is to present its position on March 6, with Russia coming next on March 7. On March 8-9, both sides will present their objections to each other's positions.
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