THE HAGUE (QHA) -

Representatives of the Ukrainian delegation at the hearings at the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague operatively refute the blatant lies or manipulations sounded in the speech of the Russian side.

Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze shared her impressions of the first statements of Russia on Facebook and Twitter.

The RF representatives began the speech in court with lies, saying that the events in the east of Ukraine are a civil war, Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze states.

"The conflict in the east of Ukraine is not a civil war, it is Russia's aggression against Ukrainians," she wrote, citing as evidence, in particular, photographs of Russian citizens among militants who fueled the hybrid war in the spring of 2014.

Another lie of the Russian Federation is that the terrorists have obtained weapons on the territory of Ukraine and in the "republics" from Soviet arsenals in mines or seized the weapon from the Ukrainian armed forces. Klimpush-Tsintsadze stresses that the increase in the number of weapons is "incredible" and so many weapons could not be found or captured in Ukraine. She published an infographics confirming that the arsenals with which the militants are fighting were received from outside, namely, from Russia.


She also drew attention to the presence of heavy weapons of Russian production in the occupied Donbas, which is the newest, but not the Soviet, development, including the weapons used only in the Russian regular army.

Refuting Russia's lies about Crimea, Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze points out that statements like "no one consulted the population of Crimea in 1991" are totally manipulative. In fact, she notes, the population of Crimea and Sevastopol in the All-Ukrainian referendum on December 1, 1991 overwhelmingly supported Ukraine's independence.

“Fact: 54.19% of the population voted on a real free referendum without "green men" for Ukraine's independence (the whole of it!!!), and, by the way, the support rate in Sevastopol was 57.07%.”

Earlier QHA reported, that yesterday March 6, in the International Court of the United Nations in the Hague, hearings began on the suit of Ukraine against the Russian Federation on the introduction of temporary preventive before consideration of the case on the merits. Today the Russian side is represented in the court. After a four-day hearing, which will last from March 6 to 9, the court will have to decide in a few weeks about the use of precautionary measures.

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