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  • MFA: The hearings under Ukraine's lawsuit against Russia in genocide case have been commenced at the UN International Court of Justice
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 07 March 2022 11:00

    On behalf of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, on March 7, the Ukrainian delegation presented a legal position in the UN International Court of Justice in the case against Russia, in accordance with the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

    After World War II the international community came together in order to recognize two fundamental principles: protecting the sovereign states out of aggression and people’s defense from the rude violations of human rights, in particular against an act of genocide.

    Russia manipulates by international law and, in particular, the aforementioned Convention, which is a fundamental international treaty in the field of human rights protection, and has used it for armed aggression against Ukraine.

    Today, the Ukrainian delegation appeals to the UN International Court of Justice to impose the following precautionary measures in this case, in order to stop the bloodshed:

    • The Russian Federation must immediately stop the hostilities which have been started on the territory of Ukraine dated February 24, 2022
    • The Russian Federation must make sure immediately that every military and any other armed formations under its authority, supervision or influence stopped to engage the hostilities.

    "Ukrainian diplomacy continues to fight against Russian invaders on all fronts, including the legal one. We defend not only our freedom and independence, but also the entire international legal order. The UN International Court of Justice must stand with Ukraine and immediately impose precautionary measures: order to the Russian Federation to stop hostilities immediately" - said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.