Amendments to the Constitution do not cancel the international obligations of the Russian Federation, Russia has complied with them and will continue to do so – it is a matter of establishing the priority of the Constitution, said Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs. This was reported by his press service.
So the deputy commented on the statement of the representative of the EU foreign service Peter Stano that allegedly amendments to the Russian Constitution violate Russia’s international obligations. According to Slutsky, this is “to put it mildly, not true.”
“We have consistently explained and continue to explain to our European partners: the amendments to Article 79 in no way cancel the international obligations of the Russian Federation, Russia has complied with them and will continue to do so. It is a matter of establishing the priority of the Constitution, which fully complies with foreign experience, ”said the head of the committee, noting that“ a much tougher primacy of national legislation over international, for example, exists in European countries such as Great Britain and Germany, not to mention already about the USA. ”
Leonid Slutsky also called on Russians to come to polling stations or remotely electronically take part in the all-Russian vote.
According to TASS, on June 25, Stano stated that the amendment on the priority of the Russian Constitution over international law does not comply with Russia’s international obligations. “There are various amendments … One of them is of particular interest to us. This is an amendment that puts the Constitution of Russia over international law and the decisions of international courts. According to the Venice Commission, this amendment does not comply with the international obligations of the Russian Federation, ”he said.