the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is puzzled react to the calls of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe to delete the proposed addition to article 79 of the Constitution, which establishes the priority of the Russian Constitution over international law.
the Russian diplomat noted that a number of countries claiming to be developed Democrats, including Germany, the UK, the law is similar reservations. They ensure that any decisions taken against them, are not required to be fulfilled, if the contrary was unconstitutional.
Sergei Lavrov drew attention to the fact that the proposed amendment does not mean that Russia refuses to carry out the decisions of the European court of human rights. We are talking about exceptional situations can indeed be a threat to the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens.
the Diplomat noted that Russia is a great European power, which is not going to threaten anyone, and nothing to break, RIA Novosti reported. Lavrov drew attention to what we were doing and we will do what is consistent with international law.
a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution will take place on 1 July. The head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas said that they took note of the position of the Venice Commission, but no change in the specified position in the act of amendment will not be made.