The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) published the decision in the case “Russia v. Ukraine,” in which it strikes out the application filed by Moscow against Kyiv.

“In its decision today, the European Court of Human Rights has decided, unanimously, to strike the application out of its list of cases,” reads the ECHR’s press release.

It is noted that the Russian Federation’s application was unfounded in all respects.


The Court found no grounds relating to respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and its Protocols, which would require it to continue examining the case.

It is also reported that the Russian Government had failed to respond to a number of requests made by the Court and had abstained from participating in proceedings since the cessation of its membership in the Council of Europe.

Given this, the Court considered that the Russian Government no longer wished to pursue their application filed in 2014.

The European Court of Human Rights decision in the case “Russia v. Ukraine” is in writing.

As a reminder, in the case “Russia v. Ukraine,” Moscow tried to shift responsibility for the MH17 tragedy to Ukraine, claiming that Kyiv did not close the airspace. Russia also accused Ukraine of systematic gross violations of human rights, attacks on Russian embassies and consulates, and blocking water to Crimea.

Bohdan Marusyak

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