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14 November 2019, 12:47

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Pervomaisk house tenants file case against Ukraine at ECHR

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LUGANSK, November 14 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Tenants of a damaged house in Pervomaisk in the Lugansk People’s Republic have brought cases against Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights, a plaintiff told the Lugansk Media Centre.

“Twelve tenants of the house at 8 Kharkovskaya Str. in Pervomaisk, damaged in shelling by Ukrainian forces in 2014, have sued Ukraine and are set to claim indemnity through the ECHR,” Valentina Ilyasova said.

The damage is estimated at 68.4 million rubles; the injured parties also demand a compensation for moral damage.

“We demand that the government Ukraine, which is the aggressor country, pay full compensation for the damage inflicted in August 2014. Tenants of our house lost their home, property, documents and money; we cannot afford buying property a second time,” Ilyasova said.

Her house took a direct hit of a high explosive round; 36 apartments were damaged.

The heat supply system was restored under an LPR government program in 2017. The tenants now have to repair power and water supply lines and house interior and buy house appliances and furniture.

Earlier, presiding judge of the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for investigating the Poroshenko regime war crimes against Ukrainian nationals Yelena Shishkina said that activists had passed more than 2,500 materials to the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights as of March 2018.

Head of the LPR Prosecutor General’s Office Department for Compliance with Law in the Military Sphere Roman Gubaidulin noted that thanks to the legal assistance provided by PGO personnel to Donbass residents hurt in Ukrainian aggression, LPR residents had lodged more than 300 complaints with the ECHR as of July 2018.

As of February 25, 2019, the LPR PGO recognized more than 3,000 residents as victims of Ukrainian forces aggression in Donbass.

Earlier, LPR Deputy Foreign Minister Anna Soroka  who leads the Special Commission on recording Kiev regime war crimes against the LPR population said that the Special Commission and the Memorial social organisation had processed materials gathered in ten LPR districts on the facts of genocide by the Ukrainian leadership against Donbass residents. Later on, she said that the Memorial social organization helped injured parties to send 16 complains to the European Court of Human rights.

The Special Commission was set up at the initiative of LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik in February 2018. Its objective is to gather and analyze the materials on Ukraine’s genocide against Donbass residents.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution 2202 and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 14 November — Lugansk