The constitutional court considers it impossible the execution of the ECHR ruling in the Yukos case

The Chairman of the constitutional court Valery Zorkin

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SAINT PETERSBURG, 19 Jan. /TASS/. The decision of the European court of human rights (ECHR) for compensation of more than €1,866 billion in the Yukos case violates the Constitution. This was stated by the Chairman of the COP Valery Zorkin, reading the court order.

“The rulings of the ECHR, based on the interpretation of the Convention, do not cancel for the Russian Federation the priority of the Constitution. Solving the question about the possibility of enforcement of decisions of the COP must be in accordance with the international obligations to find a compromise”, – said Zorkin.