Kremlin is financing terrorism in Ukraine – Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine at ICJ hearings

Kremlin is financing terrorism in Ukraine – Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine at ICJ hearings

The shelling of Avdiivka, Volnovakha, Mariupol and other bloody attacks on the civilian population in Ukraine are the result of Russia's financing of terrorism.

This was stated by head of the Ukrainian delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal during the hearing at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to the Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia continues to show contempt for its obligations under the international agreements. "As a result, Ukrainians face a campaign of terror and cultural destruction," she said.

Zerkal noted that the situation had worsened over last few weeks: "Russian-backed armed groups again stepped up attacks and intimidation of the civilian population. The independent OSCE monitoring mission confirmed that at least 8 civilians had been killed and another 30 had been wounded in the Ukrainian town of Avdiivka just during one week, from January 29 to February 5, 2017."

"The attacks on Ukrainian civilians are the logical result of Russia's support for terrorist groups," Zerkal said.


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