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Netherlands: Ukraine demands provisional measures on Russia while case heard at ICJ03:11

Netherlands: Ukraine demands provisional measures on Russia while case heard at ICJ

Netherlands, The Hague
March 6, 2017 at 14:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kiev requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) place provisional measures on Russia for the duration of their main case, in which Ukraine is asking the court to rule that Russia violated UN international conventions in Donbass and in the Crimean Peninsula, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, on Monday.

US attorney, Harold Koh, addressed the 16-judge panel of the International Court on behalf of Kiev. He asked for Russia to stop financing separatist groups in eastern Ukraine and to stop discriminating against Tartars and Ukrainians in Crimea.

Koh explained that some 1.7 million Ukrainian civilians have been displaced and that the situation is "getting worse".

"If any population could be called vulnerable, and in need of protection today it is the people of Ukraine", Koh stated.

Kiev is also demanding Russia pay compensation for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down in 2014. A total of 298 people were on board when the plane crashed. There were no survivors.

When speaking about the MH17 plane crash, Koh said that the world had been "stunned" by what was "nothing less than an attack on humanity".

Russia will give its legal case on Tuesday.

Sourcet: UN International Court of Justice

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Kiev requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) place provisional measures on Russia for the duration of their main case, in which Ukraine is asking the court to rule that Russia violated UN international conventions in Donbass and in the Crimean Peninsula, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, on Monday.

US attorney, Harold Koh, addressed the 16-judge panel of the International Court on behalf of Kiev. He asked for Russia to stop financing separatist groups in eastern Ukraine and to stop discriminating against Tartars and Ukrainians in Crimea.

Koh explained that some 1.7 million Ukrainian civilians have been displaced and that the situation is "getting worse".

"If any population could be called vulnerable, and in need of protection today it is the people of Ukraine", Koh stated.

Kiev is also demanding Russia pay compensation for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down in 2014. A total of 298 people were on board when the plane crashed. There were no survivors.

When speaking about the MH17 plane crash, Koh said that the world had been "stunned" by what was "nothing less than an attack on humanity".

Russia will give its legal case on Tuesday.

Sourcet: UN International Court of Justice

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