Ukraine estimates the damage caused by the occupation of the Crimea by Russia at $100 billion. in an interview with LIGA.net the Minister of justice Pavel Petrenko.

“Preliminary evaluation we did in the Crimea: around $100 billion, This amount will still be updated at the stage of decision-making. Donbass assessment yet to make it to need access. We don’t know where some infrastructure losses,” he said.

According to him, in the international courts there are two major claims of the case: one about the violation of the Convention on the law of the sea, and the second the violation of two conventions: a prohibition on the financing of terrorism and racial discrimination.

Petrenko also said names of officials of the aggressor country of Russia, which are involved in the annexation of Crimea.

Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.

Read the full interview: Against Putin and his entourage will be the case in the Hague – Petrenko




Losses from the annexation of the Crimea amounted to $100 billion – Petrenko 22.02.2017

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