Ukraine gives Russia 48 hours to return abducted orphans


Pavlo Petrenko, Ukraine’s Minister of Justice

Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice, together with human rights representatives, is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights regarding the illegal abduction and transfer to the Russian Federation of orphaned children. Additionally, Ukraine has given Russia 48 hours to return the abducted children, said the Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko during a Cabinet briefing, as reported on the Ministry’s website, June 13. Continue reading


Ukraine to sue Russia for UAH 1 trillion for Crimea


Ukraine will sue the Russian Federation for more than UAH 1 trillion for the illegal seizure and robbery of Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, June 3, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

Answering questions from deputies, Yatsenyuk spoke of the challenging legal process. “The problems lie with the international legal framework, he said. “There are not that many options where we can take this issue to court. But, without revealing all the legal details, we will use all possible legal means to bring the Russian Federation to court, ” he said. Continue reading

Ukraine will sue Russia for losses in Crimea

Ukraine’s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko

Ukraine is preparing to sue Russia in international courts to recover damages for property losses in Crimea, said Ukraine’s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko, reports Espreso TV, April 3, citing Interfax Ukraine.

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Ukraine may seek compensation for property losses in Crimea

Украина ждет компенсаций / Reuters

If the Russian Federation recognizes the validity of actions by the Crimean authorities regarding the nationalization of Ukrainian property in Crimea, Ukraine reserves the right to take measures to seek compensation for all losses against property that belongs to Russia and is located on Ukrainian territory and in other countries, said Ukrainian Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko during his press conference on March 18, reports UNIAN. Continue reading