The decision to file an interstate complaint against Ukraine with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is long overdue, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.
As the ministry explained, the current situation in Ukraine leaves Russia no other choice. In particular, we are talking about discrimination in this country from the Russian-speaking population, the persecution of journalists, the water blockade in Crimea and the systematic crimes against the inhabitants of Donbass. The Foreign Ministry also recalled the open airspace over Ukraine in 2014, which led to the crash of flight MH-17 in the Donetsk region.
“ All the claims in the Russian lawsuit against Ukraine are supported by a solid body of evidence that has been accumulated over the years & raquo ;, & ndash; stressed in the department.
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Ivan Soltanovsky, in an interview with TASS, also commented on the filing of a complaint with of the ECHR. According to him, this was done due to the “ apparent inability of the Ukrainian state to end the continuing human rights violations by Kiev. '' He stressed that Russia is guided by the interests of European public order.
On Thursday, the Attorney General's Office of the Russian Federation announced that it had filed an interstate complaint against Ukraine with the ECHR on the basis of the article 33 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.