Britain Rules Ukraine Guilty in case of Yanukovych Debt

Summary

Great Britain finds Ukraine guilty in its dispute with Russia over outstanding Eurobonds: the $3 billion that ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych borrowed from the Kremlin in 2013.

Disproof

This claim that Ukraine has been found guilty is false. At the beginning of December 2019, the British High Court of Justice began a four day hearing in the dispute between the Kremlin and Ukraine. The Supreme Court has yet to decide whether a full trial is to be held. The Supreme Court ruling based on the December 9th-12th hearings is expected in the first half of 2020.

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  • Reported in: Issue 178
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Rule of law, Viktor Yanukovych
  • Outlet: RT Russian
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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