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Hague ICJ: Russia vs. Ukraine Update – 9 March 2017

In The Hague, the International Court of Justice has started a hearing of Ukraine’s lawsuit against the Russian Federation. Source:

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The Hague hearings are not producing much in the way of Western MSM traffic. The Russian play appears to be churning out past propaganda constructs, and this is likely intended for a Russian domestic MSM audience, and Western viewers of RT and Sputnik.

The Russian courtroom play may also be intended to produce a maximum of confusion about material facts in the minds of the jurists in the court.

The “mineshaft myth” is especially easy to refute as a) Russian proxy forces were proven to have used large amounts of post-Soviet equipment, and equipment too big for a mine elevator, and b) the sole mineshaft storage repository of Soviet equipment was North of Bakhmut (then Artemivsk) that was in territory never held by the Russian proxy force.

Olena Zerkal, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister, left, shakes hands with Roman Kolodkin, head of the legal department of the Russian Foreign Affairs ministry, at the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 6, 2017. Ukraine is taking Russia to the United Nations’ highest judicial organ, accusing Moscow of financing separatist rebels and racially discriminating against ethnic Tartars and Ukrainians in the annexed Crimea peninsula. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Notable is that the Russians have hired some Western lawyers to argue their case in the ICJ.

Here’s Why Russia’s Case in The Hague Is Falling Apart – YouTube

Ukraine’s Legal Team Rebukes Russia’s Arguments in the Hague – YouTube

Russian Lies and Kremlin Ties: Ukraine’s Case in The Hague – YouTube

UATV is a 24/7 international broadcaster that targets broad audiences around the globe. UATV’s main goal is to convey objective, unbiased, relevant and inter…

Ukraine’s Opening Statement in The Hague Court Against Russia. – YouTube

UATV is a 24/7 international broadcaster that targets broad audiences around the globe. UATV’s main goal is to convey objective, unbiased, relevant and inter…

Russian Clowns in Hague Tribunal: Terrorists FOUND THEIR WEAPONS IN COAL MINES. – YouTube

On March 7, 2017, representatives of Russia played idiots again during the second day of hearings on Ukraine’s case against Russia at the International Court…

Russia in The Hague: the lies, the fakes, and the fairy tales – To Inform is to Influence

Seldom do I receive such a detailed, factually driven report so rich in detail.  This is a definitive report which properly identifies a totally skewed Russian version of the situation in Crimea and the Donbas.   The Russian version does not reflect truth, reality, or any version, thereof.  Russia has no conscience.  At last Ukraine…

Russia in The Hague: the lies, the fakes, and the fairy tales

Struggle against fake information about events in Ukraine

Magic coal mines and Russian vow of silence – News about politics | UNIAN

Not every person, even if they are holders of Russian passports, are skilled enough to drive a tank, spot Grad MLRS fire, or charge a Buratino heavy flamethrower. However, Russians are brought up as an “exceptional nation,” blessed with a special mission on this planet and unique knowledge. But here, two questions arise. First, according to Russian newsmakers, the U.S. somehow managed to “set up” as much as two revolutions in Ukraine for only $5 billion. How come Russia couldn’t? After all, this sum is a trifle for the Kremlin. Moreover, funding the war in Donbas and maintaining the occupied Crimea are both much more costly endeavors. The second question: if not all Russian citizens know how to use high-end weaponry, then how come “tractor drivers and miners” in occupied Donbas can? This raises serious doubts about the superpowers of Russians and even suggests that Moscow has been openly lying to conceal the crimes they have committed in Ukraine over the past three years.

SBU comments on Russia’s statement in The Hague on weaponry “discovered in coal mines”

The statement by Russian agents in the International Court of Justice claiming that the militants actually found weapons in old coal mines is false, according to Yuriy&nbsp;Tandit, the adviser to the SBU chief, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported. News 08 March from UNIAN.

Ukraine highlights TOP 5 Russian lies in ICJ hearing

Ukraine reveals Russian units involved in Donbas hostilities in 2014-2015 (infographics)

Ukraine Crisis Media Center has published infographics on Russian military presence in eastern Ukraine in 2014-2015. Latest UNIAN news from 08 March.

Latin American Herald Tribune – Russia at UN Court, Blames Ukraine for Majority of Civilian Deaths in Donbass


Russia does not deny it is supplying arms to attack civilians in Ukraine’s east, – Ukraine’s representative in ICJ

08.03.17 16:12 – Russia does not deny it is supplying arms to attack civilians in Ukraine’s east, – Ukraine’s representative in ICJ The Russian side does not deny in the U.N. International Court of Justice that it is delivering lethal weapons to the eastern Ukraine as it obviously does not consider this to be a violation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the… View news.The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine is studying the evidence of misinformation and propaganda in the speech of Russia&rsquo;s agent in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, according to Deputy Minister Dmytro Zolotukhin. News 07 March from UNIAN.

MH17: Russia’s lawyer goes off-script over Buk missiles in hearing at The Hague – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The lawyer representing Russia at the International Court of Justice fails to offer the full and complete denial of culpability usually put forward by the country in the MH17 case.

Ukraine Appeals to U.N. in Claim of Russian-Sponsored Terror

Ukraine is asking the UN’s International Court of Justice to investigate its claim that Russia is sponsoring terrorism.

ICJ hearing: Ukraine’s rep cites arguments in favor of imposing provisional measures against Russia

Representative of Ukraine in the International Court of Justice in The Hague Dr. Harold Hongju Koh accused Russia&rsquo;s agent of distorting facts and&nbsp;regulations,&nbsp;and urged the Court to urgently introduce provisional measures against the Russian Federation, an UNIAN correspondent reports. News 08 March from UNIAN.

Ukraine accuses Russia of funding terrorism and racial discrimination in the Hague. Full introductory text -Euromaidan Press |

On 6 March 2017, the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the UN, started holding hearings in Ukraine’s case against Russia concerning the Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Ukraine has asked for provisional measures to be applied to Russia. Particularly, Ukraine seeks relief for Russia’s continuous violations of these two treaties. Russia is due to answertomorrow, 7 March 2017. If the Court agrees that there is a case to answer, examining the evidence could take several years. In order to provide relief to civilians from aggression of the Russian-backed armed groups in Donbas and repressions in Crimea, Ukraine has asked for provisional measures to be applied immediately.

What are Ukraine’s odds in the UN Court lawsuit against Russia? -Euromaidan Press |

What are Ukraine’s odds to win the case? Dr Iryna Marchuk, associate professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen, has addressed the issue in her article on EjilTalk. Here we republish a helpful summary of her main points provided by the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.

Why Ukraine must avoid the Transnistrian scenario -Euromaidan Press |

The 25th anniversary of the Transnistrian conflict is a more significant date for Ukraine than for Moldova. This is because attempts to resolve the conflict in Moldova and to restore its territorial integrity prove that Russia does not intend to leave the territories it occupies. And it does not matter how Russia explains it. Russia can only be “driven out” from foreign lands. The Transnistrian conflict was organized by leaders of the former Soviet Union who had approximately the same goal as did Russia in organizing the conflict in the Donbas. In Moldova the supporters of independence held strong positions. Moldova was another Soviet republic, together with the Baltic countries and Georgia, that did not see its future in the Soviet Union long before the August 1991 coup. And then the Kremlin decided to look for “weak spots” in these republics. For Moldova, this was Transnistria, the several regions with predominately Russian and Ukrainian populations. These regions were patched together to form a new “republic” that advocated the preservation of the USSR. On August 19, 1991, the leaders of this insane creation supported the Moscow putsch, while the Moldovan leadership supported the Russian President Boris Yeltsin. It seemed that after the defeat of the putsch conspirators the issue of the restoration of the territorial integrity of Moldova would be decided on its own. The leaders of the separatists were arrested in Kyiv. The only thing lacking was the presence of the special operations of the Moldovan security forces to destroy the separatist abscess and restore the territorial integrity of the country.



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