Wednesday, 23 September

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to hold public hearings this week in Kyiv’s case over Russia’s seizure of Ukraine’s Crimea region and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Russian representatives are expected to present Russia’s objections against the case before the court in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 3.

Ukraine will present its arguments the next day. A second round of arguments will be held on June 6-7. Ahead of the hearings, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russian officials will challenge the jurisdiction of the ICJ, the UN’s top court, in the case.

Ukraine filed the case at the ICJ in January 2017, accusing Russia of violating the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

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