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 Ukraine to sue Russia for illicit extraction of resources in Ukraine’s maritime belt, Deputy Minister Tuka says

Ukraine is going to file a legal claim with an international court against the Russian Federation for the illegal extraction of mineral resources in the Ukrainian maritime belt in the Black Sea.

This was announced by Deputy Minister of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Heorhii Tuka, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"We initiated the recent incident involving the Ukrainian Maritime Border Guard boat attacked by the Russian warplanes to get the evidence, namely, to prove the illegal mining operations in the maritime belt of Ukraine. Having obtained this evidence, the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs started drafting a lawsuit against Russia," he said.

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However, the deputy minister did not specify claim amount saying only that was a ten-figure sum.

Heorhii Tuka also recalled numerous public owned works of art and artifacts in the occupied territories of Crimea. "Unfortunately, there is information that our cultural heritage flows out to the territory of Russia," he added.

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