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 European Court recognizes Crimea and part of Donbas as occupied territory, - Agent of Ukrainian Government in the Affairs of ECHR

The Court uses the term of "occupation" with regard to the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Agent of the Ukrainian Government in the Affairs of European Court of Human Rights Borys Babin stated in the course of the round table, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"The Court has accepted such terminology. These areas (Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well as Crimea annexed by Russia) are referred to as the occupied in official court's correspondence," he said.

Babin said that the absence of the official proclamation of war between Ukraine and Russia was not an obstacle for the recovery of compensation from Russia for violation of human rights in the occupied territory and its recognition as the aggressor state.

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According to him, the main purpose of lawsuit against Russia, which the Ministry of Justice expects to prepare and submit to the ECHR in September, is to stop violations of rights in the occupied territory but not recovery of financial compensation.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n345881