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 Ukraine ready to sue Russia in ICJ, evidence base is unprecedented, - Justice Minister Petrenko

Ukraine has all chances for a strong position in court under a number of conventions acceded by Russia.

Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said on air of 5 Channel that Ukraine is ready to file another lawsuit against Russia over its aggression in the Donbas and Crimea with the International Court of Justice, Censor.NET reports.

"I have no right to reveal the details of this claim. It has been drafted and we are now at the appeal stage. Our international advisers help us deal with procedural formalities so that the aggressor will have no chances. We are not going to repeat the negative experience of Georgia that went to court with the similar issue, but due to procedural aspects, due to a number of errors, the claim was overturned," Petrenko said.

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"Ukraine is going to do it in a more accurate and balanced manner. It may take more time, but we'll employ all the evidence we have: the undeniable fact of aggression and illegal occupation of the territory, the fact of financing terrorist organizations... We have all chances for a strong position under a number of conventions acceded by Russia and a good prospect of winning such cases. The evidence base is unprecedented," the minister added.
 
 
 
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