Ukraine submits a minute-by-minute account of the seizure of the Crimea to European Court of Human Rights

Ukraine has submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg the testimony of fifty witnesses and about a hundred video recordings concerning the annexation of the Crimea, said government commissioner for the ECHR Ivan Leshchina.

“For each videotape we have testimony of either the person who made the recording or was in it,” Leshchina said on a broadcast on Channel 5.

We made three separate timetables. One is the arrival of the Russian troops. We showed when they arrived, where they unloaded, and when they left. And we made a separate timetable for the seizure of the Ukrainian infrastructure. We have information, a timetable of seizures or blockages of Ukrainian military units, and there, especially toward the end of February or early March, we generally have hour-by-hour or minute-by-minute information,” he added.

In Strasbourg, a total of five lawsuits are being considered against the Russian Federation. These are not only about the annexation of the Crimea, but also about the aggression in the Donbass, the evidence of which Ukraine intends to provide in two months.

  Crimea, annexation, Ukraine, ECHR, Russia