Klimkin: Russia Will Have To Come To Negotiating Table
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin believes that recent court decisions will force Russia to negotiate on Crimea
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The verdicts of international courts will force Russia to take part in the negotiations regarding Crimea.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said this in comments to Krym.Realii [Crimea.Reality].
“I am sure that Russia will be forced to sit down at the negotiating table […] There will be a decision of the International Court regarding two fundamental conventions, including a ban on the financing of racial discrimination. There will be a decision of the International Court of Arbitration in accordance with the Convention on the Law of the Sea. It’s quite clear for them what Russia is doing. And Russia will be forced to discuss the consequences of these decisions,” Klimkin said.
According to him, at first Russia will be forced to discuss humanitarian and environmental problems in Crimea. Then the parties will discuss the status of the annexed peninsula and its de-occupation.
“Representatives of the countries and international organizations can sit down at the negotiating table,” Klimkin believes. But he did not predict when exactly such negotiations could begin.