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 Russia stalls review of Ukraine's ECHR claims, - Ministry of Justice

The consideration of Ukraine's interstate claims against Russia, submitted to the European Court of Human Rights, is already underway, but the Kremlin is trying hard to delay the process.

This was announced by Ukraine's First Deputy Minister of Justice Natalia Sevostianova, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"The claims have been already communicated. It means that Russia has been asked a number of questions and answers should be provided in due time established by court... For now, Russia resorts to delaying tactics to postpone the review of these claims for six months, and more," Sevostianova said at a briefing in Kharkiv on Thursday.

She recalled that Ukraine has filed five interstate claims against Russia in the ECHR, which are supported by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

"They relate to the cases of violation of the rights of our citizens, that have been registered since March 2014 and, in fact, until today. These are issues that have to do with Crimea and the Donbas, in fact, it is the chronology of the war," the official stressed.

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According to Sevostianova, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has filed a lawsuit in the International Sea Tribunal over Russia's illegal use of the Ukrainian sea shelf.

She also said that the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are working on a number of claims in the International Court of Justice.

"Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we are working on a number of potential lawsuits in the International Court of Justice. There are four conventions involved. One of them is devoted to the financing of terrorism. However, the procedure stipulates the communication between the parties prior to the filing of the claim. Georgia once made a mistake: they hastily filed a lawsuit and were rejected, so we are now going through all the necessary steps in order to prevent it," the deputy minister explained.

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