Strasbourg | Ukraine has launched proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia, alleging that it carried out “assassination operations targeted at suspected opponents”, the ECHR said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the request, which was filed on Friday, the killings took place “outside of Russia and other states, including other member states of the Council of Europe, outside the state of armed conflict,” the court in Strasbourg said.
This “interstate petition”, the policy of one state following another before the ECHR, is the ninth brought by Kiev against Moscow, four of which are still being examined by the Judicial Arm of the Council of Europe, including Ukraine, and Russia again members according to the ECHR.
The court ruled that the Ukrainian government “did not investigate these murderous activities” and “deliberately carried out cover-up operations with the intention of thwarting attempts to find those responsible.” Details of these murders.
She adds that Kiev thus violates the rules of the European Convention on Human Rights on the “Right to Life”.
Other interstate petitions brought against Kiev Moscow and “incidents in eastern Ukraine, including the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down in July 2014”. “Numerous violations of the Convention in Crimea” “naval incident in the Strait of Kerch in 2018 and which led to the seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew”.
A war with pro-Russian separatists has erupted in eastern Ukraine since Russia seized the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine in 2014, killing nearly 13,000 people.