This was stated by Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's deputy foreign minister who heads the country's delegation at the International Court of Justice hearing on Russia's crimes in the Donbas, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrinform.
According to Zerkal, Russia continues to neglect its commitments under international agreements. As a result, the Ukrainians face a campaign of terror and cultural erasure.
She noted that Russia demonstrates a Soviet style approach to human rights in occupied Crimea, suppressing groups, which it sees as enemies. According to her, 11 Crimean Tatars, who conducted a peaceful demonstration, have been recently arrested.
On Jan. 16, 2017, Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice to hold Russian Federation accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its illegal aggression against Ukraine. The lawsuit is based on the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
The International Court of Justice is to hear the Ukrainian case during March 6-9, 2017.
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