Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights.
The owner of factories in the heavily bombed Mariupol argues that the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin has violated his property rights.
Akhmetov – Ukraine’s richest man at 6.6 billion euros, asks European judges to issue injunctions against Russian blockades, looting, theft or destruction of grain and steel by his companies.
“Evil must not go unpunished,” it said in a statement. Russia’s crimes against Ukraine and her people are unheard of, and the guilty must be held accountable.
The Ukrainian government also recently filed a complaint against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights. It is demanding €75 billion in damages as compensation for Russian war crimes committed during the invasion.