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Politics 2017-05-19T04:19:05+03:00
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International Court Of Justice: Ukraine Provided Insufficient Evidence That Russia Is Financing Terrorism

International Court Of Justice: Ukraine Provided Insufficient Evidence That Russia Is Financing Terrorism

The United Nations International Court of Justice has ruled that Ukraine provided insufficient evidence that Russia is financing terrorism.

The court's decision was announced by the court's President Ronnie Abraham, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The court decided that Ukraine did not prove that Russia violated Article 2 of the UN Convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism. Specifically, the court said that Ukraine did not provide evidence that there are sufficient reasons to believe that the elements set out in Article 2 of the convention, such as intention and knowledge, as well as the element of purpose, are present.

"The Court is of the view that, at this stage of the proceedings, Ukraine has not put before it evidence which affords a sufficient basis to find it plausible that these elements (violation of the convention by Russia) are present," the head of the court announced.

Thus, the United Nations International Court of Justice decided not to impose temporary measures with regard to these charges.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the United Nations International Court of Justice began hearing Ukraine's case against Russia on March 6.

In particular, Ukraine is asking the court to order Russia to refrain from any action which might aggravate or extend the dispute under the Terrorism Financing Convention before the court or make this dispute more difficult to resolve; exercise appropriate control over its border to prevent further acts of terrorism financing, including the supply of weapons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the territory of Ukraine; halt and prevent all transfers from the territory of Russia of money, weapons, vehicles, equipment, training, or personnel to groups that have engaged in acts of terrorism against civilians in Ukraine, or that Russia knows may in the future engage in acts of terrorism against civilians in Ukraine.


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