The international court of justice rejected the objection of the claim of Ukraine, which continues to insist that the Russian side has violated the Convention on the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the elimination of racial discrimination. The court decided that the proceedings in this part falls under the jurisdiction of the Institute, according to the Russian Dialogue.

The corresponding statement was made by presiding judge Ahmed Yusuf. The decision in favor of the Ukrainian side was supported by 13 judges, three voted against it.

The Russian side insisted that the claim of Kiev can not be considered as it does not fall under the jurisdiction of the international court of justice.

Today’s decision means that in the future, the court may proceed to consider the case on the merits.

Ukraine accuses the Russian Federation in the illegal supply of arms to militias breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, as well as discrimination of the Crimean Tatars.

In 2017 the international court of justice refused to Kiev in the requirement to establish interim measures against Moscow on the Convention on the suppression of the financing of terrorism, but agreed to introduce temporary measures under the Convention on the elimination of racial discrimination.

Ukraine claimed that referred to the international court in the Hague “thousands of pages” of evidence of “Russian aggression” in Donbas and Crimea.

The Russian side has repeatedly stressed that the accusations of Ukraine are absolutely groundless. Moscow is not a party to the conflict in the Donbass, and performs on par with France and Germany as a mediator to resolve the crisis. Minority rights in the Russian Federation are not infringed.