Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin and Ambassador to the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov will represent Ukraine in the case against Russia in the UN International Court of Justice and arbitration tribunals on the law of the sea.
The relevant order is published on the website of the President of Ukraine.
“To authorize Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yenin Yevhen Volodymyrovych as Ukraine’s agent for Ukraine cases against the Russian Federation, which considered by the UN International Court of Justice on violation by the Russian Federation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and Discrimination. in accordance with Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, concerning the rights of the coastal State in the Black Sea and Azov seas and the Kerch Strait and on the detention of Ukrainian naval ships and their crew members, and the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Ukraine Vsevolod Valeriyovych Chentsov as Deputy Agent of Ukraine to represent Ukraine in these cases,” – the document says.
At the same time, the international legal team conducting the case against Russia has remained unchanged. Its backbone consists of consultants, representatives of the law firm Covington & Burling, with which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has extended the contract.
Previously, Lana Zerkal represented Ukraine in the UN International Court of Justice and arbitrations in cases against Russia.
Recently, Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said that on May 22 the Foreign Ministry will submit to the UN International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea a Memorandum on the seizure by Russia of sailors and ships in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.