The Ukrainian Justice Ministry intends to file a lawsuit to the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) concerning the decision of the Russian authorities to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko said in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

He explained that at this stage the statement of claim is being approved with lawyers of the Mejlis.

“The statement concerning the ban on Mejlis is not yet ready, as we are in communication with the Mejlis’s lawyers. We plan to submit it by the end of the year,” the Minister said.

The lawsuit against Russia concerning the ban on the Crimean Tatar Mejlis was scheduled to be filed to the ECHR in September this year.

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