JUSTICE IN EASTERN UKRAINE DURING THE MILITARY AGGRESSION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – RF), led to tens of thousands of casualties, displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, as well as loss of property and business. Ukraine faced a vast layer of problems connected with the need to ensure justice and restore violated rights. War crimes, disappearances and extrajudicial arrests, exchange of prisoners outside of legal procedures, looting, increased pressure on judges from different sides, the challenges in restoring lost case files are only a tip of the iceberg. The scope of these problems has not been assessed yet.