Kyiv filed another lawsuit against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights – UNIAN

Ukraine demands that Russia completely withdraw its troops from our land.

Ukraine filed another lawsuit against Russia at the ECtHR / photo from UNIAN

The Ministry of Justice filed a new lawsuit against Russia in European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

About it declared Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denis Malyuska, the press service of the department informs.

The document filed today by Ukraine deals with Russia’s flagrant violations of human rights at the initial stage of the war and describes the events from the start of the Russian invasions on the morning of February 24, 2022 until the actual withdrawal of its ground forces from the vicinity of Kyiv and other cities in the north on April 7, 2022. Complaints about violations by Russia during the next period will be sent to the ECtHR in subsequent additions to the application.

As part of this lawsuit, Ukraine requires, in addition to the complete withdrawal of Russian troops, the award of monetary compensation to the affected parties. In the first phase of the Russian military invasion, losses amounted to at least $80 billion.

In the lawsuit, Ukraine accuses the Russian authorities of violating the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with the illegal intrusion into sovereign territory.

It is noted that Russia has committed many of the most serious violations of the Convention, in particular the violation of the right to life (Article 2), the prohibition of torture (Article 3), the right to liberty and security (Article 5), the right to respect for private and family life (Article 8) , the right to freedom of thought and expression (Articles 9 and 10), freedom of assembly and association (Article 11) and the right to the protection of property (Article 1 of Protocol 1).

“Tens of thousands of people were killed, injured, missing, hundreds of thousands of houses were destroyed or damaged, millions of people became internally displaced persons, and thousands of companies lost their property and business. These violent actions are carried out on the direct orders of the top Russian leadership,” the minister said.

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He emphasized that, continuing the aggression launched in 2014 in the south and east of Ukraine, on February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation carried out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine with the sole purpose of overthrowing the democratically elected government of Ukraine and the subsequent destruction of its sovereignty.

“Ukraine’s statement is aimed at an early end to the terrible and massive violations of human rights that Russia is carrying out, and is filed in the interests of both individuals and legal entities affected by Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine,” Malyuska summed up.

Recall, on February 28, the Ukrainian government applied to the ECHR with a statement on the introduction of preliminary measures against the government of the Russian Federation in accordance with Rule 39 of the Rules of Court in connection with “massive violations of human rights committed by Russian troops during military aggression against the sovereign territory of Ukraine.”

On March 1, the European Court of Human Rights took urgent interim measures and ordered Russia to troops refrained from attacking the civilian population and destroying civilian objects in Ukraine.

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