Ukrainian Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko has announced that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is hearing 3,000 lawsuits from Ukrainians regarding the violation of their rights as a result of Russian aggression in the Donbas and the annexation of the Crimea.
According to Petrenko, the ECHR has already delivered its first decision on the lawsuit by a resident of Ukraine regarding these events.
The European Court recognized that Ukraine is not responsible for the violation of human rights in the uncontrolled territories of the Donbas.
"This is a good signal for our interstate disputes, and for the more than three thousand cases that Ukrainians have filed with the ECHR in connection with violations that have occurred in the territories of the Donbas and the Crimea," Petrenko said.
Earlier, the European Court of Human Rights has made its first decision on a complaint against Ukraine, which was related to the loss of government control over part of the territory of the Luhansk region. Now, the Ministry of Justice is preparing a similar package of documents and similar legal position, pursuant to the regulations of the European Court of Human Rights, for a second large case, which deals with the events in the Donbas.