Ukrainian Justice Minister: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada is ready to sue Russia over Crimea

The Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, claims that lawyers among the Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada have expressed readiness to support Ukraine in litigation efforts against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea, as discussed by Petrenko with UKRINFORM at the end of his visit to Canada.

"The topic of Crimea was raised by our community. They have created the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers, including leading experts and lawyers from both Canada and the United States.  They were interested in the details of the legal battle with Russia and expressed willingness to participate at the expert level in those cases where their participation will be beneficial," Petrenko said.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said that losses as a result of the Russian occupation of Crimea and the territories in the Donbas amount to 1 trillion USD.  At least this is the amount that will appear in the European Court in the case of Ukraine against Russia, he said.

  Ukraine, Canada, Russia, crimea, Donbas