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 Ukraine’s action against Russia in ICJ demands unbanning Mejlis, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar media, - Foreign Minister Klimkin

In the context of the action filed in the International Court of Justice, Ukraine wants Russia to stop the persecution of the Crimean Tatars and unban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, this was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

"We demand to immediately cease violations of the Convention (the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination - Ed.) and take all necessary measures to protect all ethnic groups in occupied Crimea, in particular, the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians; immediately resume operation of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people; take action to prevent further abductions, killings and torture of the Crimean Tatars, resume operation of the Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian media and educational institutions in the territory of Russian-annexed Crimea," he said.

Read more: Ukraine files action against Russia in ICJ: "Law on our side," - Foreign Ministry

"We certainly want compensation for damage. We also want the world, and in this case the International Court of Justice, to clearly state that Russia has violated the international law," Klimkin said.

Ukraine has filed a case in the International Court of Justice to hold the Russian Federation accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its unlawful aggression against Ukraine. The case has been 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.
   
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