Contents tagged with The Hague

  • Ukrainian representative to UN: Russia should be tried for war crimes in Ukraine

    The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko has called for bringing charges of war crimes against state authorities of the Russian Federation "who instigated, stoked, and backed military aggression against Ukraine". Yelchenko made this statement at the December 6th meeting of the UN Security Council where progress in the International Criminal Tribunals regarding the former states of Yugoslavia and Rwanda was being discussed, Ukrinform reported.

    “The …

  • Court of Arbitration in The Hague considers lawsuit filed by Naftogaz against Russia on Crimean assets

    The International Court of Arbitration in The Hague (the Permanent Court of Arbitration) began consideration of the lawsuit of Naftogaz of Ukraine against the Russian Federation over compensation for assets lost as a result of the annexation of the Crimea.

    Information about the case under consideration was reported on the arbitration website, according to Oil News.

    Naftogaz, like other Ukrainian companies, is appealing to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and …

  • Security Service of Ukraine detains separatist military official

    For years the counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has been monitoring Sergey Semenchenko, leader of the missile and artillery weaponry service of one of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) battalions. A citizen of Ukraine and resident of Luhansk, Semenchenko was involved in the distribution of ammunition for nearly two years, but later left the separatist-controlled territory for family reasons. According to TSN TV program, he is already in a pre-trial detention center …

  • Arbitration Court at The Hague demands €5.4 million from Russia for the detention of Greenpeace vessel

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has ordered Russia to pay the Netherlands € 5.4 million plus interest for the detention of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise and its crew in 2013.

    As follows from a press release by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Russia violated the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea when detaining the ship and crew of the Arctic Sunrise in September 2013.

    Additionally, Moscow did not comply with the decision of the International …

  • The Hague Court of Arbitration will consider Ukrnafta’s claim against Russia

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague accepted the claim of the Ukrnafta Oil Company against the Russian Federation in cases of loss of the network of gas stations in the occupied Crimea, the court stated.

    According to the court’s statement, a claim of another Ukrainian oil company Stabil is being considered in parallel with Ukrnafta’s claim. Both cases were initiated by the plaintiffs on June 3, 2015.

    The companies based their claims on Russia’s violation of the terms of the …

  • Media: Putin's daughter sold her penthouse in the Netherlands

    According to the local edition Quote, Maria Putin’s Hague residence has been put up for sale. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughter lived with her husband Jorrit Faassen in the penthouse situated in the suburb of The Hague in the city of Voorschoten.

    According to the real estate site, which published photos of the apartment, the cost of the penthouse is about 2.9 million euros. The living space appears unreinforced and uninhabited, but it is partly furnished.

    Putin's daughter, according …

  • More details on Ukraine's lawsuit against Russia have become available

    On January 16, Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice in The Hague accusing Russia of terrorism and discrimination in connection with its aggression against Ukraine. 

    Deputy Foreign Minister for the European Integration Olena Zerkal reported that Ukraine's interests in the lawsuit will be represented by the international law firm Covington and Burling LLP. Legal fees will be paid from the state budget; the amount of payment will depend on the scope of work such as the …

  • Naftogaz warns about a possible rise in price of gas transit by $4 billion per year

    Gazprom’s price for the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine may grow by 4 billion dollars a year should Ukraine succeed in the Stockholm arbitration, and be granted the amendment to the contract with Gazprom to adhere to European norms, as was posted on Facebook by the Commercial Director of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Yuriy Vitrenko, on November 19th.

    Reiterating Ukraine’s position prior to the hearings in Stockholm which were scheduled for November 21st, Vitrenko also indicated that Gazprom will …

  • Roscosmos requires payment of funds frozen by France in the Yukos case

    The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities refuses to supply Soyuz carrier rockets to the French company Arianespace because of non-payment of 300 million euros. These assets have been blocked by a French court in connection with the Yukos case, the French edition of Les Echos wrote on Friday, October 28th.

    "We do not get money from Arianespace for our work. No money, no product. We cannot work for free," Les Echos stated, quoting the press service of Roscosmos. The said amount was …

  • Ukraine to file complaint to The Hague against Russia for use of Crimean shelf

    Ukraine will file a complaint against Russia to the international Court of Justice for mining gas in the annexed Crimean shelf, said Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko during a speech in Parliament.

    According to the Minister, pretrial work is now ongoing in order to identify violations by the Russian Federation of international conventions for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

    “Russia cannot …