Ukraine takes Russia to Europe court over 'targeted assassinations'
In the latest salvo in a barrage of legal complaints against Moscow, Kiev accuses Russia of carrying out "state-authorised" assassinations "in Russia and on the territory of other states... outside a situation of armed conflict", the court said in a statement.
The complaint includes the case of leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned last year with the Novichok nerve agent in an attack blamed on Moscow, the court's media service told AFP.
The list of allegations also includes the attempted murder in 2018 of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal in England, and the killings of several other opponents of the Kremlin, including that of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006, it said.
"We tried to cover all cases for which there is solid evidence of Russian involvement," he said on Facebook.
In an interview with Ukrainian news site Evropeiska Pravda, Lishchyna added that some of the alleged murders had been carried out in Ukraine.
"These are systemic murders of people considered to be Russia's enemies," he said.
Ukraine also accuses Russia of failing to investigate the assassinations "and of deliberately mounting cover-up operations aimed at frustrating efforts to find the persons responsible", the court said.
Other cases taken by Ukraine relate to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, human rights violations in the Crimean peninsula which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian navy vessels in the Kerch Strait in 2018.
Nearly 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which deepened Russia's estrangement from the West.