The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine decided to forward all diplomatic notes sent to the Russian Federation after the beginning of its aggression to the International Court of Justice, the defender of the Ukrainian side, American lawyer David Ziontz said in his speech in the Hague, according to the QHA correspondent.
“Mr. Rogachev [representative of the Russian Federation - Ed.] says that Ukraine did not provide specific cases of violations to Russia. He says that each document contained only common things. However, he did not provide all the documents of diplomatic correspondence without exception," the representative of the Ukrainian side reported.
The lawyer noted that the Ukrainian side initially was not going to provide such an amount of documents to the court, but the lie of Russian diplomats prompted forwarding all the notes of the official Kyiv without exception to the court.
Earlier, the lawyer of Global Rights Complainment, Katerina Busol, in her analysis of the arguments of the Russian Federation in the UN court noted that Russia consciously manipulates the court by making statements about "discrimination of national minorities" by Ukraine, in particular when speaking about the legislative non-recognition of the Crimean Tatars as the indigenous people of the peninsula. However, the delay in the approval of the status of indigenous people does not contradict the world practice, since without specific cases of human rights violations this procedure takes quite a long time and requires the development of a forward-looking, preventive internal policy of the state.
On January 16, 2017, Ukraine filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice to bring the Russian Federation to justice for violating 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 materials of the case include a tragedy of Malaysian Boeing, shelling of residential areas of Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Volnovakha, attacks in Kharkov and other Ukrainian cities. Separately requests were submitted concerning the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians rights violations in the occupied Crimea.
On March 6, the representative of Ukraine, Deputy Foreign Minister Elena Zerkal addressed the UN court with a speech that the multicomponent tactics of Russian aggression against Ukraine includes support for terrorism, propaganda, intimidation, corruption and cyberattacks.
The "European Pravda" publication reported that during the hearings at the International Court of the United Nations on March 7, Russian diplomats referred to the fake news spread by the Kremlin as evidence. So, the Russians registered in court a 600-page document with written explanations, one of which contains a link to the speech of Petro Poroshenko in Odessa in November 2014, which was mounted for the Russian television.