Сomments were provided in the case Ukraine v. Russia (II)


Сomments were provided in the case Ukraine v. Russia (II) under the application No. 43800/14 concerning the abduction of orphan children and disabled children in Donetsk and Luhansk regions by representatives of the Russian occupation authorities, the so-called ‘DPR’ and ‘LPR’, and their illegal transfer or actual transportation to the territory of Russia.

The Government of Ukraine states the following:

  1. The purpose of Ukraine's application is to protect the violated rights of orphan children and adults abducted and forcibly transferred to the RF. The inter-State application is admissible and shall be considered by the ECHR;
  2. The RF shall bear full responsibility for the actions of the so-called ‘DPR’ and ‘LPR’, as it supervises their activities and comprehensively supports them (incl. military, political, economic, humanitarian support). Therefore, the Russian Federation is liable for violating the rights of orphan children and accompanying adults in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions not controlled by Ukraine;
  3. The allegation of the RF Government about the voluntary relocation of orphans and accompanying persons to the territory of the Russian Federation is untrue and unsubstantiated.
September, 2017