The Government of Ukraine filed the inter-State application against the RF regarding the violation of the rights of captured Ukrainian Navy servicemen

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The Government of Ukraine filed the inter-State application against the Russian Federation No. 55855/18 regarding the violation of the rights of captured Ukrainian Navy servicemen.

The Government of Ukraine alleges violation by the Russian Federation of Articles 2 (Right to life), 3 (Prohibition of torture), 5 (Right to liberty and security), 6 (Right to a fair trial) and 38 (Examination of the case) of the Convention.

Ukraine, in particular, alleges violation of the rights of the 24 servicemen of the Ukrainian Naval Forces as a result of illegal attack on Ukrainian ships, wounding and capturing Ukrainian servicemen in the Kerch Strait on 25 November 2018, their illegal detention and prosecution, and holding in Russian penitentiaries. In addition, the Government of Ukraine claims that the refusal of the RF Government to comply with the requests indicated by the ECHR on 29 November 2018 and 4 December 2018 constitutes a breach of the RF’s obligation to provide all necessary conditions for due examination of the cases (Art. 38 of the Convention).

Strasbourg
January, 2019
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