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 "Russia feels hyper over lawsuit against it. All of this drives Kremlin mad," – Ukraine’s MP Iryna Herashchenko on ICJ hearing

The Kremlin’s machine of propaganda, lies, and tampering will run on all cylinders at today’s hearing of claim against the Russian Federation filed by Ukraine in the UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Speaker Iryna Herashchenko, who represents Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"The next round of the session of the International Court of Justice starts in The Hague at 11 a.m. Kyiv time. Russia will take the floor today. The Russian Federation feels hyper over the lawsuit filed against it. The trial has caught the eye of the Dutch and world media. All of this drives the Kremlin mad.

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"There is no doubt that the Kremlin's machine of propaganda, lies, and tampering will run on all cylinders in The Hague today. We will listen and record - record every untrue statement - as the Russian Federation must be held accountable for its atrocities: for terrorism funding, for human rights violations, for discrimination against Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in the occupied territories, and for the hostages.

"It would be morally, psychologically, and humanly hard for our delegation to listen about the 'civil war', 'punitive operations', and 'junta' in The Hague today. We express support for our delegation," Herashchenko said.

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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 hearing is scheduled to take place from March 6 to 9 inclusively. Ukraine presented its position on March 6, Russia - on March 7. On March 8-9, both sides will present their objections to each other's positions.
 
 
 
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