the ECHR informed the Government of Ukraine about the decision to divide the inter-State case Ukraine v. Russia into separate cases
The ECHR sent to Ukraine a comments from the Government of the Russian Federation on the admissibility of case No. 20958/14. The position of the respondent Government limited to allegations of ‘legal entry’ of ‘the Republic of Crimea’ into the Russian Federation following the results of the ‘referendum’ held on 16 March 2014 in Crimea. With regard to human rights violations in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions not controlled by Ukraine, the Russian Government denied any involvement of Russia in the events in Eastern Ukraine.
At the same time, the ECHR informed the Government of Ukraine about the decision to divide the inter-State case Ukraine v. Russia into separate cases (according to geographical criteria), namely:
- Ukraine v. Russia No. 20958/14 concerning complaints regarding events in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
- Ukraine v. Russia No. 8019/16 concerning complaints regarding events in Eastern Ukraine.
The ECHR instructed Ukraine to comment only on Russia's comments on the events in Crimea (case No. 20958/14).