11:17 07.03.2017

Poroshenko expects decisions of Hague's UN court to stop weapons' supply to occupied territories of Ukraine

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Poroshenko expects decisions of Hague's UN court to stop weapons' supply to occupied territories of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects the decisions from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague (Netherlands) on the suit of Ukraine against Russia that will stop the supply of weapons to the occupied territories of Donbas and stop the oppression of ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in Crimea.

"The International Court of Justice in The Hague began hearings on Ukraine's lawsuit against the Russian Federation on the financing of terrorism and the discrimination of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in Crimea. We expect decisions that will stop the supply of weapons to the occupied territory and will be able to put things in order on the uncontrolled part of the Ukrainian-Russian border, and also help lift the ban on functioning of the Mejlis in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, will stop the oppression of ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars," Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

As reported, on January 16, 2017 Ukraine filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice against the Russian Federation in order to bring it to justice for the acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of 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 Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Hearings at the ICJ in The Hague (Netherlands), involving the suit of Ukraine to bring Russia to justice for committing acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its illegal aggression against Ukraine, will be held on March 6-9, 2017

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