Alarming news for the Kremlin from the Hague: the capture of the Crimea was designated the international conflict

Тревожная весточка для Кремля из Гааги: захват Крыма назван международным конфликтом

The office of the Prosecutor of the International criminal court released the report of a previous investigation of 2018, in which repeated assessment of events in the Crimea after the Russian aggression. About it reports “Radio Freedom”.

“In 2016, the office of the Prosecutor published an assessment of the situation on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, which it classified as an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, which arose no later than 26 February 2014. According to the assessment of the office of the Prosecutor, situation in Crimea remains applied the law of international armed conflict and after March 18, 2014, because in the Crimea and Sevastopol actually saves the state of the occupation,” the report says.

In the office of believe that although this assessment is preliminary, it provides the legal basis for the current analysis of information on crimes allegedly committed in the context of the occupation of Crimea on 20 February 2014.

This report, dated December 5, in particular, drew the attention of the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. According to the Ministry, the Prosecutor’s office of the ARC together with a number of human rights NGOs has sent to the international criminal court four reported violations in the occupied Peninsula.

“The movement and expulsion of persons, movement of prisoners, the violation of the right of ownership and forced citizens of Ukraine — inhabitants of the temporarily occupied territory to serve in the Armed forces of the Russian Federation”, — quotes the list of press-service of Prosecutor’s office of Crimea.

We will remind, on March 16, 2014 in Crimea under the supervision of the Russian military was the so-called “referendum” on the status of the Peninsula, most of the residents allegedly voted for joining the Russian Federation. Later, the country annexed the Crimea. Ukraine authorities admitted 20 Feb 2014 the start date of the occupation of the Peninsula. the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. International organizations have recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and have condemned Russia’s actions. Western countries have imposed a series of economic sanctions. Russia denies its occupation of the Peninsula and calls it the “restoration of historical justice”.

As previously reported “FACTS”, hundreds of Crimeans expressed support for the lawyer of captured Ukrainian sailors.

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