Kiev is planning to file a lawsuit in international court against Russia. As stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Vadym Prystayko in interview to Agency “UKRINFORM”, Ukraine accuses Moscow of violating the Treaty of friendship.
“The so-called big Treaty on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation says that Russia respects the territorial integrity and inviolability of existing borders. We now take this article and bear in the international court”, – said Pristayko.
He added that the lawsuit was prepared during the year.
The Treaty on friendship and cooperation was signed in 1997. According to him, the parties guarantee to citizens of another country the rights and freedoms on the same basis and to the same extent as its citizens.
Crimea and Sevastopol, do not recognise the legitimacy of a coup d’etat in Ukraine, became the Russian regions after the referendum of 16 March 2014, in which more than 90% of voters voted for joining Russia. Despite this, Kiev and the Western countries still consider Crimea as Ukrainian territory.
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