Sands: the question of reparations to Kiev for the Crimea not on the agenda

Sands: the question of reparations to Kiev for the Crimea not on the agenda


Earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that they intend to sue Russia in every case of loss of property in Crimea.

MOSCOW, 15 Oct. Moscow does not consider the legal question of the requirements of Kiev compensation of damage for the Crimea, the issue of compensation is not on the agenda, said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“No, there is no legal plane. This issue was not on the agenda”, — said Peskov, answering the request of journalists to comment on the claims of Kiev to the European court of human rights on collecting from Russia of damages for the annexation of Crimea.

Earlier today the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the ECHR expects from the Russian Federation explanations on two complaints of Ukraine until 1 January next year. Thus, according to Yatsenyuk, the sum of the losses specified in the first claim, “is more than 1 trillion”. What kind of currency are we talking, the Ukrainian Prime Minister did not elaborate.

Previously Yatsenyuk said that Kiev intends to sue Russia in every case of loss of property in Crimea. At the end of September the member of Parliament Georgy Logvynsky stated that the loss of Ukraine from joining the Crimea to Russia is supposedly 1.2 trillion hryvnias (about $ 57 billion). He noted that after six months the damage can grow twice.

Crimea and Sevastopol, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup in Ukraine was held on 16 March 2014 a referendum in which the majority of voters (96,77%) when appearing in 83,1% were in favour of joining Russia. The authorities of the Russian Federation said that the referendum and annexation of Crimea were legitimate. In particular, President Vladimir Putin said that the referendum meets the norms of international law and the UN Charter. Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov called the lawsuit Kiev against Moscow in connection with the annexation of Crimea to Russia hopeless.

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