90 KG “GIFT”: UKRAINE SUBMITS EVIDENCE TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE CONCERNING THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE RF IN CRIMEA AND DONBASS 12.06.2018

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The Memorial to the International Court of Justice consists of 17.5 thousand pages of text and is contained in 29 volumes.

Today, Ukraine will submit to the International Court of Justice its Memorial, which contains the legal justification for the position of Ukraine concerning the Russian Federation’s involvement in racial discrimination in occupied Crimea and financing of terrorism in Donbass. Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine commented this on Twitter: "Today, the Russian Federation will receive a kind of “gift” from us in the ICJ. It weighs about 90 kg and consists of 17,500 pages of text contained in 29 volumes. We are about to submit our Memorial on the financing of terrorism and racial discrimination".

As reported by UNIAN, by 12 June, Ukraine would submit to the International Court of Justice its Memorial regarding racial discrimination in Crimea and financing of terrorism by the RF. In particular, Ukraine will include in the Memorial the fact of supplies of Buk Russian missile system in Donbass, which was used to shoot down Boeing 777 Malaysian plane (flight MH17), exemplifying the financing of terrorism by Russia. Also, the document will reflect all the facts of repressions against the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar activists in the occupied Crimea.

Background information from UNIAN. On 19 April 2017, the International Court of Justice in The Hague announced its order, which partially satisfied the request of Ukraine on the application of provisional measures to Russia.

The Court pointed out that Russia should refrain from restricting the Crimean Tatars in maintaining their institutions, including the Majlis. 13 judges voted for this decision, three – against it. The decision requiring Russia to ensure the availability of education in the Ukrainian language was adopted unanimously.

As for the charges against the RF of violation of the rules of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, the Court decided that Ukraine had not provided sufficient evidence, which would serve as substantial basis for the application of provisional measures.