To date, Ukraine has not consolidated its actions in matters of legal protection of the rights of people and property in the annexed Crimea, despite the fact that it has the necessary tools, said an MP Serhiy Taruta at the round table "The use of the mechanisms of the International Criminal Court to protect the interests of Ukraine in the international courts."
“If you take the Crimea, there is already a certain legal situation. It is an annexed territory, and we can take legal action around the protection and rights of people, rights for property of individuals and legal entities, and so on. But to this very day, we do not see, that such action consolidated ... If every year we made up a bill to the Russian Federation for losses of $ 10-15 billion, our arguments about the war against us would have been better,” Taruta said, according to a QHA correspondent.
Russia occupied Crimea in February-March 2014, calling the falsified referendum on March 16, "the will of the Crimean people on joining the Russian Federation." Most of the world did not recognize the Russian Crimea, and imposed a number of economic sanctions. For Ukraine, the Crimea remains a temporarily occupied territory. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has officially announced February 20, 2014 the beginning of the temporary occupation of the Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. October 7, 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a corresponding law.