Ukraine is preparing lawsuits over human rights abuses in Crimea

8 November 2014 10:43
(QHA) -

Ukraine is preparing lawsuits to international courts over human rights abuses in Crimea.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin announced this on the air of Ukraine’s Channel 5.

“We are planning to appeal to international courts over all the incidents occurring in Crimea. I mean everything concerning human rights. There are reports of disappearance of people in Crimea, this terror should be stopped by every means, starting from the United Nations and ending with European Court for Human Rights”- Klimkin said.

“There will be also lawsuits concerning property, loses and other issue”- he added.

Earlier in April, a month after Crimea joined Russia, Ukraine announced it had lost at least $80 billion.

Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said Kiev would press its case against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights and could take individuals to court for military crimes and those against its territorial integrity.

"Any state property located on the territory of Crimea is the property of Ukraine and Russia bears the full liability for the losses incurred by state companies, ministries and departments," Petrenko told a news conference.