Russian occupants want to appeal the sanctions imposed by the European Union in connection with the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the European court of justice. It is reported by the mouthpiece of the Kremlin propaganda RIA Novosti.

As has told “the head of the expert Council on the international legal issues” in the so-called government of Crimea, Alexander Moloch, the first “claims” can be filed in 2018.

“We work in two directions. The first is the challenge of personal sanctions. Here we want to choose such a candidate, which was, without a doubt, sanctions are applied unreasonably. While this is all in the process,” he said.

The second direction-working occupants, “the challenge in General, sanctions against Crimea.” It is noted that this task involved the foreign Ministry and the justice Ministry.

“The difficulty here is that you have to plead abroad, in Luxembourg at the European court of justice, and it requires a significant financial cost and search some sources for this work. Until this issue is resolved,” said Moloch.

See also: Tusk said the EU about the seizure of Crimea after a meeting with Poroshenko

21 November 2017, it was reported that the EU contributed to the sanctions list of the illegally elected “Governor” temporarily occupied Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov.

Russia occupied the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The Verkhovna Rada announced on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of the Crimea Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly, condemned the Kremlin’s actions. Against Russia was introduced on personal and sectoral sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called parliamentary elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016 Parliament recognized the state Duma illegitimate.

The occupiers planned to appeal against the sanctions over annexation of Crimea in the European court of justice 26.11.2017

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