Russia Must Respond to Ukraine’s Lawsuit by December 2020
Among other things, Ukraine accuses Russia of financing terrorist militant groups on its territory
The International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled that Russia must file its memorandum in response to Ukraine’s claim by Dec. 8, 2020.
This was stated in a court document from Nov. 20, Ukrinform reported.
Ukraine accuses Moscow of violating the International Conventions on Combating the Financing of Terrorism and the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
The accusations against Russia include the provision of weapons and other assistance to illegal armed formations; the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17; the shelling of residential areas of Mariupol and Kramatorsk; the destruction of a civilian passenger bus near Volnovakha; an explosion during a peaceful assembly in Kharkiv; discrimination against Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities; a ban on the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people; waves of disappearances, murders, unauthorized searches, detentions; and restrictions on teaching the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages.