MOSCOW, July 22 (Hfrance.fr) - Moscow complained that Ukraine was blocking supplies in water from annexed Crimea by Russia in a trial before Europe 's highest court of human rights on Thursday.
Ukraine said the lawsuit contained a seriesgrievances which she described as Russian propaganda.
Relations between Ukraine and Russia have been strained since 2014, when Moscow annexed the peninsula of Crimea on the Ukrainian Black Sea coast and supported the separatists fighting in its east, triggering Western sanctions and condemnations.
land followed a violent pro-Western revolution that year that forced a Ukrainian president allied to Moscow.
Russia The attorney general's office said in a statement that he had filed human rights complaints with the European Court of Human Rights for the violence in Kiev and Odessa in 2014 and the deaths of people killed by bombings in the Eastern Ukraine.
He said that Ukraine has blocked the North Crimean Canal, which supplies fresh watere in Crimea, and has been described as a potential flashpoint between Moscow and Kiev.
Other grievances included allegations of discrimination against Russian speakers by Ukraine and attacks on Russian diplomatic representations.
Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Malyuska said Russia would lose in court and called the complaints "myth ", although he said they had propaganda value for Russia.
" You can't call this decision completely unnecessary - it will create an additional media platform to brainwash (people) ... "he said on Facebook.
Kiev says 14,000 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine and Western countries accuse Russia of sending troops and heavy weapons toto support the proxy struggle of those who seized part of the eastern Donbass region in 2014. Report by Tom Balmforth in Moscow and Pavel Polityuk in Kiev; edited by Giles Elgood
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