The European Court of Human Rights officially confirmed the adoption of Ukraine's legal position in Ukraine's first case against Russia on the facts of illegal human rights violations in the Crimea, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko stated at a press conference on June 1 in Kyiv, QHA correspondent reports.

“On March 27 of this year, we sent a large package of documents [to the ECHR - Ed.] refuting the position of the Russian Federation and, quite recently, a week ago, the European Court sent an official confirmation of the adoption of Ukraine's legal position," the minister stressed.

According to him, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine now expects the ECHR to draw up a procedural schedule for considering the first case of the seizure of the Crimea by Russia.

Furthermore, the minister noted that such a large-scale case is a new practice for the ECHR.

"The European Court has not yet heard to that large amount of evidence that is unprecedented in its content," Petrenko said.

Earlier, QHA reported that the ECHR is considering five lawsuits filed by Ukraine against Russia for the illegal annexation of the Crimea and armed aggression in the Donbas. The first claim of human rights violations in the Crimea in the period from February to September 2014 was filed in the course of the annexation of the Crimea (in March 2014), later it was supplemented by information on violations of human rights in the Donbas.

In 2016 the ECHR decided to divide the case into two – on the Crimea and the Donbas. Also, the lawsuit on human rights violations in the Crimea and the Donbas, submitted in 2015, was divided into two cases.

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