Russian foreign Ministry: Kyiv should provide the requirements for the claim against Russia until 12 June 2018
Russia will have a response time prior to July 12, 2019, said the foreign Ministry.
MOSCOW, may 13. /TASS/. Ukraine is obliged to 12 June 2018 to submit a Memorandum with its expanded requirements under the claim to the Russian Federation, submitted to the international court of justice.
This is stated in the message of the Russian foreign Ministry last may 12 at the Hague meeting of representatives of Russia and Ukraine with the President of the International court at the suit on the application of the International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.
“Ukraine will have to submit a Memorandum with its detailed requirements in the framework of the case until 12 June 2018. Russia will have a response time prior to July 12, 2019. In addition, after receiving the Ukrainian Memorandum, Russia will be able to declare the preliminary objection to the exercise of the court’s jurisdiction,” reads the statement on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry. As explained in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in this case, consideration of the merits will be preceded by a separate stage of the process devoted specifically to the consideration of these objections.
Ukraine on 16 January submitted to the international court of justice lawsuit, which accused Russia of violating the Convention on combating the financing of terrorism and the Convention on the elimination of racial discrimination. The Ukrainian side also requested to install the following interim measures, in particular to demand from the Russian Federation “to refrain from any action which might aggravate or exacerbate the disagreements” in accordance with the two conventions or to further “complicate the resolution of the dispute”.
The international court of justice on 19 April partially granted the request of Ukraine on the establishment of interim measures against the Russian Federation. In particular, the court ruled that Russia under the Convention on the elimination of racial discrimination should refrain from infringing on the rights of the Crimean Tatars and to ensure access to education in the Ukrainian language in Crimea. Under the Convention on combating the financing of terrorism, the court said there is no need to establish interim measures.
Commenting on the decision, the Russian foreign Ministry pointed out 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. The Russian foreign Ministry also stressed that “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”.