Poll reveals one-third of our readers would sue Russia for Crimea annexation

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2017/03/11 - 04:15 • News, Russia

The UN International Court of Justice in The Hague held hearings on Ukraine’s case against Russia; a court ruling is expected by the end of April. Ukraine accused Russia of financing terrorism and racial discrimination in Crimea. In this regard, we asked our readers what they would accuse Russia of, if they could file a lawsuit.

The majority of respondents to our online poll (30%) would sue Russia for the illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea, 23% of poll participants would file a lawsuit for the war in the Donbas. 14% support suing Russia for its crimes in Syria, 13% of respondents voted for suing the Russian Federation for the occupation of Georgia, 12% for the war in Chechnya. Seven more readers would file a lawsuit against Russia for all the above mentioned options.

Among other suggestions from survey respondents:

  • Russia’s interference in the US election
  • Occupation of Transnistria region in Moldova
  • The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
  • Illegal occupation of Finnish Karelia and Königsberg

Following are some of the comments by our readers:

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Paul PascalauWrong approach, Euromaidan. What would you NOT sue Russia for in the Hague Court? That list is way shorter…

Avery ScottsonI wrote “Election infringement in the USA” as concern in my country.

178 respondents participated in the poll.


Our next poll is about Russia’s possible boycott of the Eurovision song contest in Kyiv.

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  • Brent

    I missed the previous poll, but suspect it was a “single choice”. The reality is Ukraine should be sueing Russia for multiple crimes committed against Ukraine in the last 3 years.

    • Dirk Smith

      Not to mention the prior 100 years.

  • Randolph Carter

    Poll reveals 100% of our readers would sue Russia and Putin for being flaming assholes.

    If such a lawsuit is successful, how will the proceeds be collected? Will we simply keep all of the money in the numerous Russian oligarchs’ bank accounts (I can hear the howls of outrage from Moscow)?

    Regardless of the source, I would love to see Donbas and Crimea brought back to their original peace and beauty. My girlfriend lives in Lugansk and we’ve been dating for four years without being able to see each other, so I have a little bias there) but Donetsk had such a beautiful airport until those придурокы reduced it to rubble. Maybe that should be the first area to be repaired so resources can be brought in for other projects. I’m not familiar with Crimea’s geography to say what would be a good starting project, but perhaps tourism – I’d love to see the Swallow’s Nest.

    Also, will the corrupt midget fan the flames of hatred against Ukrainians in the Russian people? Putin is 65, so perhaps one of said oligarchs will give him a “very” fast ride to the 13’th floor (a la Motorola) or maybe a spot of Polonium tea?

  • Murf

    Why limit the scope of your attack.
    Take em all to the courts.
    This war needs to be fought on all fronts.
    The Courts are just another front in this war.
    Putin played fast and hard with the rules on warfare because he thought he could get away with it. Now make him pay through the nose for his arrogance.
    If so much as a mouse has died because of his treachery then tie him up in court for years to come.
    Sooner or later his cronies will start to wonder what will be left for them in the world after Putin.

  • Greg

    the interesting thing is Russia is losing this events on the world scene. The EU has taken a number of stands on Russian aggression in Ukraine lately and Russia’d defense was a joke at Hague. It is interesting that the Kremlin stated they will honour the Hague’s decisions, perhaps Putin is looking for a way out? Trump is not working out to plan, bu them Trump is just not doing much but lying in Putin style.

    Russian assets around the world can be seized.