The appellate court noted that the selected Russian tactics contrary to the “principles of justice and is unfair”
The court of appeal of England, in its decision on the dispute of Ukraine and Russia on Eurobonds for $3 billion recognized that Russia “demands from court of claims under the contract … without giving Ukraine the opportunity to defend himself, pushing the defence of compulsion in judicial proceedings”, said the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“The court of appeal noted that the selected Russian tactics contrary to the “principles of justice and is unjust,” – said the Ukrainian Finance Ministry in a press release on Friday.
It indicates that one of the motives for the court’s rejection of the position of judge Blair of the court of first instance, which took the Russian side, was the fact that he did not listen to protect Ukraine under duress: “no country has the right to use their own violations” of international law.
In this regard, the court of Appeal stated in its decision that the British government “considers the actions of Russia’s occupation of Crimea and assistance to rebels in the East of Ukraine in the confrontation between the Ukrainian government in direct violation of Russia’s obligations under international law, in particular obligations under peremptory norms reflected in article 2 (4) of the UN Charter “.
In turn, the English Appeal court permitted both parties to appeal the decision of the court of Appeal in the UK Supreme court.
“Ukraine is confident that it will be able to convince the Supreme court to recognize and uphold the findings of the Appellate court”, – stated in the press release of the Ministry of Finance.
“In any case, Ukraine will looking forward soon to claim their arguments and present evidence of random acts of aggression during the full and open consideration of the case in the English court,” adds the Ukrainian Finance Ministry.
As reported 5.UA on 19 December, the High court of England issued an order on a worldwide seizure of assets of Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov, as well as six companies that are likely to belong to them worth more than $ 2.5 billion. The decision rendered on the suit of “PrivatBank” against their former owners.