Ukraine plans to launch legal
proceedings against Russia for violating United Nations convention with its annexation of Crimea,
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Monday.
Speaking at a meeting of Ukrainian
ambassadors, Klimkin said that Ukraine plans to file a case in
international courts “relating to Russia’s violation of UN
maritime law" in the waters surrounding Crimea, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.
“We will soon prove that Russia also
violated its responsibilities under the convention on the ban on
financing terrorism. We will prove that what is happening in
temporarily occupied Crimea is complete discrimination,'' Klimkin
The international community still recognizes Crimea as part of Ukraine. Russia annexed the territory in 2014, integrating it into Russia later that year following a highly disputed referendum.
Russia earlier this month accused Ukraine of planning terrorist attacks on the peninsula. Ukraine has accused Russia of fabricating the allegations, saying it is committed to returning "the occupied territory of Crimea" to Ukraine through diplomatic means.