Ukraine filed new evidence with the European Court of Human Rights in suit on the occupation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko said during a press conference, answering a question of a QHA correspondent.
“Over these several months we have done a great job preparing and submitting additional explanations for the first Crimean case. There are several completely new and unprecedented facts and evidence that we plan to voice later considering the ECHR regulations," he said.
The minister believes that with the evidence and explanations that Ukraine has filed on the Crimean case, Russia has virtually no chance to refute anything.
Petrenko promised that details of this issue will be announced at a separate press conference.
Currently the ECHR is considering five lawsuits filed by Ukraine against Russia over the illegal annexation of the Crimea and armed aggression in the Donbas. The first claim of human rights violations in the Crimea in the period from February to September 2014 was filed in the course of the annexation of the Crimea (in March 2014), later it was supplemented with information on violations of human rights in Donbas.
In 2016, the ECHR decided to divide the case into two - on the Crimea and the Donbas. The lawsuit on human rights violations in the Crimea and the Donbas, submitted in 2015, was divided into two cases as well.