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Top U.N. court will hear Ukraine vs Russia case

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By Reuters

THEHAGUE (Reuters) – The United Nations’ top court for disputes between states on Friday said it has jurisdiction to hear a case filed by Ukraine against Russia over Moscow’s alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

In reading a summary of the ruling, Presiding Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf said conditions had been met for the case to be heard in full and rejected Russian objections to the court’s jurisdiction.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Hugh Lawson)