1. Various of Foreign Ministry of Ukraine building exterior
2. Spokesperson Mariana Betsa speaking during the interview
3. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Mariana Betsa, Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry of Ukraine:
"This is indeed an important and victorious decision for us. There are a few reasons for this. The first one is that the UN International Court (International Court of Justice) clearly recognised the jurisdiction on both conventions. It could reject these conventions or the lawsuit of Ukraine. But it recognised the prima facie jurisdiction of two conventions. This is extremely important."
4. Cutaway of Foreign Ministry of Ukraine sign
5. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Mariana Betsa, Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry of Ukraine:
"We can see the constructive approach (by the court). Concerning Crimea it happens very rarely when the court makes a decision to order only one country to take some measures. Usually the court says that both sides must refrain from some actions, both sides have to take measures. This time the court ordered only Russia to take measures in the Crimean case. In my opinion this is very strong motion by the UN International Court. Concerning the east (the accusation of Russia sponsoring separatists in Donbas) we will continue to provide the evidence which we have. There is evidence not only from the Ukrainian side but from independent (experts) as well, including the MH17 International Investigative Group saying that the BUK (missile) was moved from the territory of the Russian Federation."
6. Various shots of Independence Square
7. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Volodymyr Fesenko, political analyst:
"The verdict can't help (to change the situation in Donbas and Crimea). Moreover there is no confidence in Ukraine that Russia will fulfil the part of the preliminary decision about Crimean Tatars' rights, particularly as it concerns the Mejlis (highest representative of the Tatars) activity renewal. From a political and a moral point of view it is extremely important for Ukraine to put pressure on Russia based on this part of the preliminary decision of the court. If Russia will fulfil the decision or won't it can be used by Ukraine for further trials."
8. Wide shot of Fesenko during the interview
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9. Russian State Duma exterior
10. Wide shot of lawmakers leaving meeting room
11. Ruslan Balbek, Russian lawmaker representing Crimea, giving an interview
12. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Ruslan Balbek, Russian lawmaker representing Crimea:
"Unfortunately, international organisations such as the UN court in the Hague has discredited itself in the eyes of Russians, in the eyes of Crimeans, because, they are trying to create ideological diversions, carry out informational attacks on Russia by using this national factor. It is clear that the Crimean Tatar factor here is being used as an instrument of pressure on Russia."
13. Various of Russian State Duma interior, lawmakers leaving meeting room
14. Close of screen reading (Russian) 'State Duma'
The International Court of Justice on Wednesday imposed measures to rein in discrimination by Moscow against ethnic Tatars and other minorities in Crimea.
The decision was hailed by Ukrainians, who called it an "important and victorious decision".
But in another element of Ukraine's legal case against Russia, the ICJ rejected Ukraine's request for measures aimed at blocking Russian support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, saying Kiev did not provide enough evidence to back up its claim that Moscow sponsored terrorism by funding and arming the rebels.
At hearings last month, Ukraine accused Russia of sponsoring terrorism by providing funds and weapons to rebels in Ukraine and of discriminating against Tatars and others in Crimea.
Russia rejects the allegations.
The court took Ukraine's side on allegations of discrimination in Crimea.
In a 13-3 decision by judges, the court said Russia "must refrain from maintaining or imposing limitations on the ability of the Crimean Tatar community to conserve its representative institutions."
Russia last year banned the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, the self-governing legislative body of the Crimean Tatars, calling it an extremist organisation.
On Wednesday, the UN court's judges also unanimously ordered Russia "to ensure the availability of education in the Ukrainian language" in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed in March 2014, sparking international outrage.
A separatist insurgency erupted in eastern Ukraine the following month, backed by Russia.
"It is clear that the Crimean Tatar factor here is being used as an instrument of pressure on Russia," said Ruslan Balbek, a Russian parliament member from Crimea.
The case in The Hague, which also seeks reparations for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, adds a legal front to the bitter, drawn-out conflict.
The UN court said it expects both Moscow and Kiev to work to implement the Minsk agreements that were designed to bring peace to conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine.
Wednesday's ruling is a preliminary decision aimed at preserving the rights Ukraine claims Russia is breaching while the full case makes its way through the court, a process likely to take years.
In a legal victory for Ukraine, the 16-judge panel said that the court appears, at this early stage of proceedings, to have jurisdiction in both cases.
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