Skip to Content

Ukraine to open hearings in case against Russia at top UN court

Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Hearings are opening at the United Nations’ highest court in a case brought by Ukraine against Russia linked to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and arming of rebels in eastern Ukraine in the years before Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022. Kyiv wants the International Court of Justice to order Moscow to pay reparations for attacks in the regions, including for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down by Russia-backed rebels on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 passengers and crew. Four days of hearings in the court’s ornate, wood-paneled Great Hall of Justice are opening Tuesday against a backdrop of Europe’s deadliest conflict since World War II raging on in Ukraine.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓



ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content