Moscow wants a court in the Hague to overturn a decision making Russia pay $50 million in damages to former shareholders of one-time oil giant Yukos. Russia argues that legal decisions to impound its assets are not binding under Russian law.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague has said it has jurisdiction to hear the case of a Ukrainian company seeking to recover damages for property lost when Russia annexed Crimea.
An international tribunal has ruled that Russia must pay millions in damages to the Netherlands for seizing a Greenpeace icebreaker in 2013. Russian officials had also detained activists aboard the Dutch-flagged ship.
Russia knowingly plunged the oil giant Yukos into bankruptcy in 2006, according to a Dutch appeals court. Its verdict could benefit former shareholders of a Dutch subsidiary, Yukos Finance BV.
The Kremlin has won a major legal victory after a Dutch court overturned a $50bn damages award to former shareholders of Yukos. With almost 20 percent of Russia's annual budget at stake, shareholders vowed to fight on.
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