Deputy foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena zerkal demanded to justify and provide evidence of involvement in terrorist financing. Such statements were made after the international court of justice just translated the claim of the Ukrainian side about the alleged violation of Moscow’s international conventions for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination on the stage of the dispute on the merits. The Ukrainian diplomat she said that the verdict of the Tribunal should be expected not earlier 2022-2023 years. Meanwhile in the state Duma noted that Ukraine demonstrates a master class at the futility of lawsuits against Russia.
The peace Palace in the Hague which is the seat of the International Court of justice © WikipediaДепутат of the state Duma of Crimea Ruslan Balbec believes is futile for Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia. He commented on the statements of Ukrainian Deputy foreign Minister Olena zerkal that Moscow allegedly has to prove in international courts that are not involved in the financing of terrorism.
According to Balbec, the Ukrainian politicians should direct their efforts to uplift the economy of the country or the negotiations on the settlement in Donbass, not the “bombing” of international courts.
“Ukraine is now demonstrating a master class on the futility of lawsuits against Russia. Without a doubt, this bright, bold, but absolutely useless legal gesture of Ukraine will be buried in the international courts, but to him attracted the attention of the press, and it turns out that the official Kiev once again in the Wake of the media”, — noticed the parliamentarian.
According to him, the Ukrainian side is unlikely to wait for any apologies, excuses or compensations from Moscow, but “hope dies last”.
“However, I am sure, the Ukrainian officials do not believe in the efficacy of their claims, but apparently, I hope this “hype” to ask for money from the West to judicial costs,” said Balbec in an interview with RT.
According to the Deputy of the state Duma of Sevastopol Dmitry Belik, statement mirrors can be considered as part of an information campaign to discredit Russia.
“They say, “fighting in the Donbass, infringes on the rights of the Crimean peoples, and in General, it is a totalitarian state”. While the official Kiev is necessary, that is, “the recognition of America”, because if this information campaign will end with success, then against Russia may be introduced new sanctions, but this option Kiev will consider as a victory”, — he said in conversation with RT.
Previously Deputy Olena zerkal said about the duty of Russia to “provide evidence” that its officials did not participate in the financing of terrorism.
“Russia now needs to justify and prove how it is prevented and not allowed the financing of terrorism of its own officials”, — she said.
Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Elena zerkal Reuters © Eva PlevierНапомним, Ukraine is suing Russia in January 2017. Kiev said about the violation of Moscow’s International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism of 1999 (MBFT) and the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination 1965 (ICERD). In the first indictment alleged support for the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, the representatives of these territories, the Ukrainian side is equated to terrorists. The second refers to alleged ethnic discrimination of the population of Crimea, especially Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians.
November 8, the Hague Tribunal has recognized its jurisdiction in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia, rejected the preliminary objections of Moscow and Kiev, as noted by the Russian foreign Ministry, “transfer imposed by the Russian side of the dispute over MKFT in consideration of the merits”.
Serkal said that the decision of the Hague court “victory” of Ukrainian diplomacy in the field of international law and diplomacy, where always excelled Russia. Serkal said that the final verdict of the International court of justice should be not expected for 2022-2023 years.
“We ask the court, first, to establish the fact of violation. Secondly, to stop the violation, and thirdly, to compensate for all damages related to this violation”, — quotes its TASS.The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation the position of the Hague Tribunal described as “difficult to explain” because in April 2017 at the announcement of the interim decision of the international court of justice stated that Ukraine did not provide adequate evidence to support Russia involved in financing of terrorism.
In addition, the court did not take jurisdictional objections from the Russian side under the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.
“In particular, did not agree that before seeking protection in the International court of justice, the state, the plaintiff shall first apply in the specially created under the auspices of the ICERD Committee on the elimination of racial discrimination, designed to oversee the implementation of the Convention and to respond to its violation. Ukraine did not react”, — stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.
While Russian diplomats have indicated that the outcome of the case is still not a foregone conclusion, since Russia until 8 December 2020 must submit their counterarguments on the merits.
“The Russian Federation expects that at the stage of consideration of dispute in essence, the international court of justice to fully take into account Russia’s position and eventually leave unsatisfied all Ukrainian claims,” — said the Minister.