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The Ministry of justice of Russia appealed the two decisions of the court of Arbitration in the Hague the Dutch for the recovery of $ 159 million in favor of two Ukrainian companies in connection with the annexation of Crimea. This was announced by the head of Department Alexander Konovalov, quoted by TASS.
“The decision on the two companies appealed, and a further six companies are working on. They 100 percent will be appealed,” said the official.
According to him, Moscow considers the Hague arbitration and other foreign courts are competent in matters related to the dispute between Russia and Ukraine, as the Russian side is not sent to the courts of their representatives. However, Moscow will continue to participate in the processes dealing with such courts.
Earlier, the Arbitration court in the Hague announced the decision in claim 18 Ukrainian companies (some of them are connected with the former owner of Ukrainian PrivatBank and former Governor of Dnepropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky) against Russia. They all appealed against loss of their assets after the annexation of Crimea to Russia. The essence of the decision was not specified, and the amount of the claim. According to some, it is 159 million dollars.
In March and April, the same court took a similar decision in favor of the Ukrainian companies “Naftogaz” and “Ukrnafta”, which also appealed the loss of their assets in Crimea. In particular, the “Ukrnafta” said about the loss of petrol stations.
Crimea became part of Russia according to the results of a referendum held in March 2014. Ukraine and the international community does not recognize its results and consider the presence of the Peninsula as part of Russia’s occupation.
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