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              Roman Kolodkin, head of the legal department of the Russian Foreign Affairs ministry, left, looks at the Ukraine delegation table at th...

              Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister, left, shakes hands with Roman Kolodkin, head of the legal department of the Russian Fo...

              Roman Kolodkin, head of the legal department of the Russian Foreign Affairs ministry, right, looks at Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's Deputy Fo...

              Presiding judge Ronny Abraham of France, second right, enters the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 6, 2017, where U...

              Journalists take images at the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 6, 2017, where Ukraine is taking Russia to the Unit...

Roman Kolodkin, head of the legal department of the Russian Foreign Affairs ministry, left, looks at the Ukraine delegation table at th...

Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister, left, shakes hands with Roman Kolodkin, head of the legal department of the Russian Fo...

Roman Kolodkin, head of the legal department of the Russian Foreign Affairs ministry, right, looks at Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's Deputy Fo...

Presiding judge Ronny Abraham of France, second right, enters the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 6, 2017, where U...

Journalists take images at the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 6, 2017, where Ukraine is taking Russia to the Unit...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia says that the United Nations' highest judicial body does not have jurisdiction to rule on Ukrainian allegations that Moscow sponsors terrorism by funneling arms and money to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine and is also responsible for discriminating against ethnic groups in Crimea.

Roman Kolodkin, the legal director of Russia's foreign ministry, told the International Court of Justice on Tuesday that the allegations "are clearly beyond the court's jurisdiction."

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerka on Monday accused Russia of supporting separatist rebels and engaging in "cultural erasure" of ethnic Tartars and others in Crimea.

Zerka told the court the case would send a message "about whether the international legal order can stand up to powerful countries that disregard law and disrespect human rights."


Updated : 2021-06-17 11:35 GMT+08:00