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 Ukraine expects ICJ to suppress Russia’s terrorism funding, Justice Minister Petrenko says

Ukrainian government expects the International Court of Justice to bar Russia from supporting terrorism in the Donbas.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to UNIAN, this was stated by Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko.

"It will be interesting, complicated hearing (in The Hague on March 6-9 - Ed.). But I am convinced that we have a very strong position. The truth is on our side and we will be victorious," the minister stressed.

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"Ukraine will be represented by a group of experts. We are going to discuss violations under the Convention on the Elimination of [All Forms of Racial] Discrimination that concern the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian citizens in Crimea and the Donbas and a ban on terrorism funding," Petrenko added.

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"We raise the issue of implementation of the previous court decision which would bar Russia from performing those actions that they commit to support terrorism funding," the justice minister said.

Earlier on Jan 16, 2017, Ukraine 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 was 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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