In a statement made last week, Ukraine accuses Russia of carrying out killings “in Russia and on the territory of other states in a situation of non-military conflict”.
This is the ninth time that Ukraine has referred Russia to the ECtHR. This court hears cases of possible violations of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Ukraine also accuses Russia of not investigating the killings and “deliberately carrying out operations to cover up those responsible and obstruct their sentencing,” the court said.
The ECtHR did not provide details on possible killings.
Ukraine claims that targeted killings violate the right to life, which is protected by the European Convention on Human Rights. Russia has also signed this convention.
Other cases against Russia in the Ukrainian Strasbourg court concern the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines’ MH17 flight in eastern Ukraine in 2014. human rights violations in the Crimean peninsula occupied by Russia in 2014 and the Russian detention of three Ukrainian troops in the Kerch Strait in July 2018.
In the east of Ukraine since 2014. there is still a war going on between Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatists. Almost 13,000 people died during the conflict. people.
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