On Monday, the international court of justice in the Hague will begin consideration of the objections of Russia about the presence of the court jurisdiction at the suit of the “Ukraine against Russia”, said the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European integration Elena serkal.

“At 10:00 a.m. court in the Hague will begin consideration of the objections of Russia about the presence of the Court jurisdiction over our large claim. Russia has exercised his right and did everything possible to delay the consideration of the merits,” wrote the mirror on his page on the social network Facebook on Sunday evening.

She noted that the Ukrainian delegation is prepared to present the legal position of Ukraine and to do everything possible to convince the Court of its legal right and need to continue to examine the merits of the case to ensure justice for Ukraine.

The mirror also reported that the studies of the Ukrainian delegation will be announced on Monday on the website of the court.

“This is exactly what the Russians are trying to avoid by all possible means, including legal gymnastics and gymnastics”, she wrote.

According to the mirror, during his speech, Russia “once again” claim “insurgency”, “civil war”, “saving Russian-speaking population”, “the return of the Crimea” and once again tells the tale about “weapons in the mines.”

“We mentally prepared for the next portion of Russian propaganda”, – she summed up.

Moreover, zerkal noted that on Tuesday along with her court will serve the other members of the legal team of Ukraine Professor Harold CoE and Jean-Marc Thouvenin, lawyers Marne cheek, Jonathan Gimblett and David Zionts.

As reported, on January 16, 2017 Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the international court of justice to bring Russia to justice for committing acts of terrorism and discrimination for its illegal aggression against Ukraine. The lawsuit was filed under the International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.

“Ukraine says that the Russian Federation violate the Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism by providing arms and other assistance to illegal armed groups, committed a number of acts of terrorism on the territory of Ukraine. The most tragic terrorist attacks of Russian puppets should include the downed Malaysia airlines flight MH17, the shelling of residential areas in Mariupol and Kramatorsk destruction of civilian passenger bus near Volnovakha and a deadly explosion during a peaceful meeting in Kharkiv”, – passed, then the foreign Ministry of Ukraine the essence of the claim.

In addition, Ukraine claims that Russia is violating the Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, participating in a campaign of discrimination against non-Russian communities living in the occupied territory of the Crimean Peninsula, in particular, ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. “Since the illegal “referendum” held in an atmosphere of intimidation, the Russian occupation authorities pursued a policy of cultural destruction of these communities. This discriminatory policy was condemned by the UN General Assembly, and was manifested in the prohibition of the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, in the Wake of the disappearances, killings, unwarranted searches, detentions, attempts to stop broadcasting media, as well as the restriction on the teaching of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar language”, – stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.

19 APR 2017 ICJ under the claim of Ukraine against Russia announced the decision, according to which Russia in the Crimea was obliged to ensure the rights of the Crimean Tatars, to allow the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and to provide education in the Ukrainian language.

12 June 2018 Ukraine submitted a Memorandum to the ICJ in the context of a suit against Russia on its breach of the mentioned conventions. In this Memorandum, Ukraine demands that Russia immediately cease to violate the international Convention on the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination and has paid Ukraine financial compensation for the damage caused to the country and the Ukrainian people as a result of violations by Russia.

The same day foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the Memorandum submitted weighs about 90 kg, is composed of 17.5 thousand pages of text and contains 29 volumes.

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry also issued a statement in which he gave specific examples of violations by the Russian party conventions. Also the foreign Ministry recalled published shortly before the findings of the joint investigation team on the investigation of the disaster MH17, according to which anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk” shot down the aircraft was transferred to illegal armed groups in the Donetsk region 53rd flak brigade of the armed forces of the Russian Federation through the uncontrolled Kiev part of the Ukrainian-Russian state border.

In September 2018, the Russian side has filed its objections about the absence of the ICJ jurisdiction to adjudicate on the claim of Ukraine on violation of the Russian Federation of the conventions.

14 January 2019 Ukraine transferred to the international court of justice written comments and position in response to objections of the Russian Federation, which the Ukrainian side claims that the court has jurisdiction to consider all claims of Ukraine. Kiev says that has provided all the necessary requirements of pre-trial dispute settlement, which gives the ICJ jurisdiction to consider the dispute with Russia.

Ukraine also proves that most of the objections of the Russian Federation is inadmissible at the preliminary stage of the proceedings, as they can be considered during the hearing on the merits. In particular, the Ukrainian side said that the issue of interpretation of conventions should be resolved at the stage of consideration of the case on the merits.

Then, the foreign Ministry said that the next procedural step in the case will be the appointment of oral proceedings on the objections of the Russian Federation about jurisdiction, after which the court of justice will decide about the existence of jurisdiction.

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