Ukraine Sues Russia Over Genocide Claims at UN’s Highest Court

Ukraine is demanding for immediate action against Russia and has invoked the convention against genocide, noting that Russia had “falsely claimed” that genocide was being committed in the breakaway republics of Luhansk and Donetsk to justify an invasion.

Alawsuit has been filed against Russia by Ukraine, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over genocide claims.

Russia “emphatically” denied the allegations, the indictment document said.
According to the report, the court is now expected to declare an emergency proceeding that “Russia has no legal basis” for its military action in and against Ukraine.

A date for a hearing has not yet been set.
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, had earlier announced the lawsuit via Twitter.
Ukraine also accuses Russia of “planning acts of genocide in Ukraine” and “intentionally killing or seriously injuring people of Ukrainian nationality, in the indictment.
“The court is expected to order immediate measures to prevent the violation of the rights of Ukraine and its citizens.”
A case against Russia was already underway before the UN court.
Ukraine had accused the country of occupying the Crimean Peninsula, as well as funding pro-Russian separatists in its eastern region of Donbass and supplying them with weapons.

Source: Sahara Reporters.