The Ukrainian authorities have filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), accusing Moscow of allegedly taking place “political killings of opponents,” writes TASS.
At the same time, there are no specific charges in the statement of the Strasbourg court published on February 23.
It is known that the lawsuit was filed on February 19, it was registered under the number 10691/21. In the past, Kiev has already applied to the ECHR eight times with claims against Moscow.
In a communiqué from the European Court of Justice, it is reported that, according to the Ukrainian authorities, the killings have become a “permanent administrative practice” on the part of Russia. “Operations for the targeted assassination of alleged opponents of the Russian state are being carried out in the Russian Federation and on the territory of other states, including the member states of the Council of Europe, outside of a situation of armed conflict,” the statement says.
Ukraine also insists that Russia is allegedly practicing concealment of facts, thus preventing it from investigating murder operations and getting on the trail of those responsible. In this case, according to Kiev, there is a violation of the second article of the European Convention on Human Rights (“Right to life”).