Ukraine in February 2018 will submit a Memorandum to the UN international Tribunal on the violation by Russia of the UN Convention on the law of the sea. This was announced by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Elena zerkal on air of the 5th channel.
“There will be a hearing, after which make a decision about the presence or lack of jurisdiction at the arbitration hearing in this case,” said the mirror, noting that the first result may already be in 2019.
After that, there will be a hearing on the matter of fact and it could be 2021, the Deputy Minister said.
In August 2016, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against the aggressor state for violation of the law of the sea. Then the Minister did not specify exactly what the episode involves a lawsuit.
In September of the same year the lawsuit was filed. In the document, Ukraine is asking the Tribunal to confirm its rights as a coastal state and to oblige Russia to “cease the internationally wrongful dejjstvija in the relevant sea areas”.