MOSCOW, April 19. /TASS/. The Russian foreign Ministry believes important that the international court of justice has taken a principled stand and did not support the Declaration of Ukraine on the alleged “aggression”, “occupation” or on the status of Crimea. This is stated in comments to Russian depodesta, published Wednesday in the social network Facebook.
“The court found the decision to use three temporary measures in the ICERD (International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination): one concerns the availability of education in the Ukrainian language, the second capabilities of the Crimean-Tatar communities to have their representative institutions and the third, addressed to Ukraine and Russia to avoid actions that could lead to the aggravation of the dispute. It is important that the Court took a principled stand and did not support the Declaration of Ukraine on the alleged “aggression”, “occupation”, or on the status of Crimea as not related to the essence of the proceedings,” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the court, without a vote, recognized that “claims of Ukraine to Russia under the International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism (MKBT) are unfounded and, accordingly, the conditions for the imposition of provisional measures do not exist”. “Claims of Kiev about the fact that Russia, they say, carries out a policy of “erasing cultural identity of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities”, was not supported,” – said in depodesta.