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Vadym Kizlenko Delivers a Speech at the Online Marathon “Provision of Proper and Admissible Evidence of the Procedure for Compensation for Damages Caused by the Armed Aggression of the Russian Federation”

News date: 2 September 2022

Vadym Kizlenko, Counsel of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, Insolvency Receiver, a Member of the Disciplinary Commission of Insolvency Receivers of Ukraine, the Deputy Chairman of the Insolvency Committee of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association, delivered a speech at the online marathon “Business under martial law. Provision of proper and admissible evidence of the procedure for compensation for damages caused by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation”, held on 2 September 2022. The event was organized by Ukrainian Advocates’ Association.

Vadym Kizlenko emphasized that the legislation on compensation for damages caused by Russia’s armed aggression is developing dynamically. Currently, several relevant draft laws have been registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and relevant ministries are already in force.

“First of all, individual persons and legal entities whose property was damaged or may be damaged are interested in collecting proper and admissible evidence. Therefore, it is advisable to worry about the collection of evidence before the infliction of property damage by the military actions of the aggressor country, not after this. First of all, the title documents to property must be properly organized. If the property has already been damaged, it is important to certify this fact correctly. The evidence base will be crucial for getting the compensation for damages and determining their volume”, – Vadym Kizlenko noted.

The participants of the marathon discussed the evidence base under the international and national mechanism of compensation for damages caused by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, expert and methodical support for damage assessment activities, as well as the problems of recognition of the submitted information about the damaged property as evidence during the court proceedings.

Online Marathon of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association is a platform created for communication between lawyers, judges, representatives of government agencies and business for the purpose of discussing current legal problems and ways to solve them.