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‘The best defense is attack': Russian Federation files lawsuits against Ukraine regarding Donbas

The Civic Chamber of Russia has decided to be proactive and not wait for the claim to the International Court regarding occupation of Ukraine, according to Russian media.
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The Civic Chamber of Russia has decided to be proactive and not wait for the claim to the International Court regarding occupation of Ukraine. The organization filed 17,000 claims against Ukraine and plans to submit them to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), says Georgy Fyodorov the member of the Civic Chamber, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the Russian media.

“The Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and other human rights organizations have collected the materials of 17,000 claims against Ukraine and intend to apply them to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Each lawsuit describes the violation of rights of one person or one family during the war in the east of Ukraine,” said Fyodorov.

It is reported that about 500 claims have been already filed, 400 are being considered. Usually, the claims specify the sum of compensation for moral and material damages in the amount of 300 thousand rubles. “Therefore, if the ECHR satisfies all 17,000 claims it will cost Ukraine about $ 5 billion,” Izvestia writes, adding that the hearings in the ECHR can start before the end of this year.