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Ukraine Holds 5 Rounds Of Negotiations With Russia Before Commencement Of Action Before ICJ Upon Terrorist Fin

Ukraine Holds 5 Rounds Of Negotiations With Russia Before Commencement Of Action Before ICJ Upon Terrorist Financing

Ukraine has held five rounds of pre-trial negotiations with Russia before commencement of the action before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) upon financing of terrorism in Donbas by Russia, and also two rounds of negotiations before commencement of the action upon discrimination of Crimean Tatars' rights in the Russia-occupied Crimea.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this in response to a Ukrainian News Agency's request.

«Held five rounds of negotiations for the pre-trial settlement of the dispute under the 1999 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, held two rounds of negotiations for the pre-trial settlement of the dispute under the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,» it reads.

These negotiations on the interpretation and application of these conventions are an indispensable condition for Ukraine to obtain the right to convey the dispute to the ICJ if it is not resolved by negotiations.

«In frames of the mentioned instruments, the RF will be held liable for the numerous civilian victims following the downing of flight MH17, bombarding the residential districts of Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Volnovakha, terrorist attacks in Kharkiv and other Ukrainian towns. The RF will also be charged with systematic and conscious discrimination of Crimean Tatars' rights and other persons who resist the occupation regime in Crimea,» the Ministry said.

But the Russia refused to recognise the existence of the dispute and its responsibility upon the commission of acts of aggression upon Ukraine, denied these facts, and also rejected the proposal to resolve the dispute about Crimea's integration into the RF and the change of territorial belonging of the occupied territory, answering that «peoples of Crimea» exercised the right to self-determination and, having voted for independence, attached themselves to Russia in keeping with rules of international law.

Ukraine is also working within the framework of the treaty with Russia on the mutual encouragement and protection of investments, and also to protect the rights guaranteed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Foreign Ministry on September 14 notified Russia about an arbitrament upon its violation of obligations deriving from the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.


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