The Kremlin declares determination to carry punishment for Donbass and Crimea

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The Kremlin said that Russia would recognize any judgment of the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the lawsuit filed by Ukraine.

This was announced by Russian President’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“The Russian Federation is a party to the proceedings. If Russia did not recognize the Court’s decision, it would not be a party to these proceedings,” said Peskov, answering the question whether Russia will recognize the judgment of the International Court on the lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia.

As reported, on January 16, 2017 Ukraine filed a lawsuit to the International Court of Justice against Russia for committing acts of terrorism and discrimination during the aggression against Ukraine. Ukraine’s lawsuit stated that the Russian Federation violated the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism by providing numerous illegal armed groups with weapons and other support. The shotdown of Malaysian MH17, the shelling of residential areas in Mariupol and Kramatorsk, the destruction of a civilian passenger bus near Volnovakha and the explosion during a peaceful meeting in Kharkov was mentioned by Kiev as the most tragic terrorist attacks of Russian puppets. In addition, Ukraine emphasized that Russia violated the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by persecuting the non-Russian communities in the annexed Crimea, in particular, Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.

The Ukraine against Russia proceedings take place in the International Court of Justice of The Hague on March 6-9.

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