The Russian foreign Ministry believes important that the international court of justice in the Hague in the consideration of the claim of Ukraine did not support the statements of Kiev on the status of Crimea. This is stated in the comments of the Department of information and press of the foreign Ministry in Facebook.
“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 trial — said the Minister. — Claims of Kiev to Moscow regarding the policy of “erasing cultural identity of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities,” was not supported”.
“The court also did not consider justified the accusations of Ukraine in ethnically-motivated disappearances, killings and detentions in Crimea, the persecution of media and public organizations, a ban on holding rallies and public events Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities, and the impossibility to receive education in the Crimean Tatar language”, — said on Smolensk square.
Earlier, Ukraine has accused Moscow of supporting terrorism, propaganda, Subversion, intimidation, political corruption and cyber attacks. In addition, Kiev believes that Russia discriminare Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians in Crimea. The trial began on March 6.
The Ukrainian side has appealed to the court to establish interim measures, in particular, to demand that Russia “refrain from any action which might aggravate or exacerbate the differences” or further “complicate the resolution of the dispute”.
The international court of justice partially granted the request of Ukraine on the establishment of interim measures against Russia under the Convention on the elimination of racial discrimination. According to the decree, Russia must refrain from infringing on the rights of the Crimean Tatars and to ensure access to education in the Ukrainian language in Crimea. In particular, the court was obliged to permit activities prohibited in the country of the unrecognized Crimean Tatar Mejlis.
At the same time, the court denied the Ukrainian side in the requirement to establish interim measures against Russia under the Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism, having declared about absence of necessity of such actions.