The Ministry of justice: the Russian Federation has not received data on payment of 70 million euros of Georgia

The Ministry of justice: the Russian Federation has not received data on payment of 70 million euros of Georgia


Georgia wants compensation as compensation for moral damages for the expulsion of Georgian citizens from Russia in 2006. It is about 154 citizens, “while in the territory of the Russian Federation blatantly violated the laws”, said Deputy justice Minister Georgy Matyushkin.

S.-PETERBURG, 22 Oct. The Russian party still cannot obtain accurate data on demand of Georgia on compensation of 70 million euros, told reporters the Commissioner of the Russian Federation at the European court of human rights (ECHR), the Deputy Minister of justice Georgy Matyushkin.

In July it was reported that the Ministry of justice of Georgia sent to the ECHR document which requires Russia to pay compensation in the amount of 70,32 million euros as compensation for moral damages for the expulsion of Georgian citizens from Russia in 2006.

According to Matyushkin, “announced 70 million in the media is a wishlist of the Georgian side”. He pointed out that till now the Russian side can not get the names of the victims can’t get information where they were as they took the court in Russia.

Ultimately, according to documents submitted to the court, it is about 154 citizens, “while in Russia, grossly violated the law,” Matyushkin said. “Those notorious 70 million euros based on an unspecified number of victims”, — he concluded.

The ECtHR 3 July 2014 rendered a decision in favor of Georgia, ruling that Russia had violated several provisions of the European Convention on human rights, with the expulsion of Georgian citizens in 2006. In Moscow, in turn, pointed out that the ECHR identified violations relate only to the deportation of illegal immigrants, but the court did not find facts of the deportation of Georgian citizens who were in Russia legally, as well as infringement of the rights of ethnic Georgians — citizens of the Russian Federation.