Ukraine intends to evict 50 billion US dollars from Russia as reparation for the annexation of the Crimea and Donbass
Pavel Klimkin, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, provided the press with information on Ukraine`s lawsuits filed at international courts against Russia.
He claimed Ukraine intends to evict 50 billion US dollars from Russia as reparation for the annexation of the Crimea and Donbass. “We didn`t file a lawsuit at International Court of Justice regarding the fact Russia disregards International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. In case we manage to prove Russia sponsored and still sponsors terrorism, the Russian Federation will be most likely to face unforeseen difficulties”, – noted Klimkin. Ukraine commenced the International Court of Justice application process a year ago. Meanwhile, Stanislav Batrin points out that the losses from the annexation of the Crimea and Donbass are easily estimated. However, math is not a winning argument in the case. Specific, coordinated and well-thought-out strategic and tactic legal actions – national advocacy management – are critical for winning the legalistic war against Russia. Mr. Batrin notes: “Aiming at protecting national interests Ukraine currently uses a set of symbolic and practical legalistic instruments. A number of lawsuits filed at international juridical institutions can be regarded as symbolic for a variety of reasons. They will not establish the fact of the RF aggression, require consent to assert jurisdiction, are “doomed” to contempt, and not deal with the matter of damage recovery integrally”.