The Hague intervened in a dispute between Russia and Ukraine over the Sea of ​​Azov


International arbitration in The Hague rejected the Russian position that it does not have proper jurisdiction in the case of Kiev’s claims against Moscow.


This is stated in the message, which appeared on the website of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

In particular, the message said:

The Tribunal <...> ruled that it would consider significant aspects of Ukraine’s claims, including those related to Russian violations of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the Kerch Strait and the Sea of ​​Azov.


But at the same time, the arbitration court concluded that he would not consider Ukraine’s claims regarding her rights as a coastal state in waters near Crimea.

According to Ukrainian diplomats, the tribunal concluded that it was not authorized to consider issues of sovereignty over the peninsula.

In a statement that appeared on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the agency expressed satisfaction with the decision of the arbitration court, since the Hague took into account that Kiev thus tried to prove the non-existent sovereignty of Ukraine over the peninsula.

It is fundamentally important that in this the arbitrators supported us, and unanimously

- the message says on the website of the Russian department.

The reciprocal Russian memorandum will be submitted to international arbitration before August 20, 2021.

Russian diplomats expressed confidence that at the next stage of the consideration of this case, the arbitral tribunal will fully take into account the Russian position and, as a result, will leave all Ukrainian demands unsatisfied.
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  1. Svetlana Budanova (Svetlana Budanova) 23 February 2020 12: 18
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    Valentine (Valentin) 23 February 2020 13: 33
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    What kind of trial is there in The Hague, if this country, the Netherlands, is no longer as such ... It’s time for our diplomats to at least get into some nonsense, like the Westerners do, and nothing, they get away with it, and Ukraine has such diarrhea now for life .
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    Panting (Vyacheslav) 23 February 2020 13: 54
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    Pay attention to such a small thing? Do the Netherlands have access to the Sea of ​​Azov?
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    nikolaj1703 (Nikolai) 23 February 2020 14: 26
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    What is the Kerch Strait? Both coasts are Russian.
  5. Robyat! We will send away all these Western judges who crawl into our affairs! If you want to sue, come to Russia and sue in our courts!
  6. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 23 February 2020 21: 08
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    This is a store, not a court. He brought Russophobia, received the goods - the necessary court decision.
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    Dust (Sergei) 24 February 2020 18: 31
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    Again The Hague, and why not the Basmanny Court of Moscow?
  8. EVIL KOLORAD Offline
    EVIL KOLORAD 25 February 2020 21: 27
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    In vain you run into the Hague. Lady The Hague is a good singer ...