MOSCOW, December 9 (RAPSI) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced that the country initiates proceedings in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Russia for alleged violation of a UN convention on terrorism, Interfax reported on Tuesday.

Ukraine has already filed a number of claims with international courts seeking damages from Russia, Yatsenyuk said. He did not specify how much damages Ukraine is seeking.

Two claims were lodged with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The first application concerns the events in Crimea from March 2014 and developments in the Eastern regions of Ukraine. Another application concerns the alleged abduction of three groups of Ukrainian orphan children and children without parental care, and a number of adults accompanying them.

The ECHR invited Russian authorities to submit its observations on both applications in November.

In the meantime, the UN human rights office presented in August a report on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine urging authorities of the country to immediately carry out investigation into the alleged gross violations of human rights and international law.

The report presented a wide array of human rights abuses allegedly committed both by Ukrainian government forces and separatists in southeastern regions of the country.