Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, which began with the annexation of Crimea in spring 2014 and is still continuing in the armed stand-off in the Ukrainian East, gave birth to a whole cluster of universally recognized provisions of international law violations and egregious violations of human rights. Obviously, Russia’s actions, which were condemned by the civilized world, came as a shock for the government of Ukraine, which for a while could justify its impotent attempts in protecting human rights. However, certain urgent legal measures in that sphere had not been taken even a year and a half into the conflict and are not being deemed necessary today...
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