Chairman of the State Duma Committee responded to the EU criticism on constitutional amendments

Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy is convinced that the claims of the representative of the European External Action Service Peter Stano that the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation allegedly violate Russia's international obligations are devoid of any truth

“I would call it another form of the interference in our internal affairs, especially during the voting on amendments to the main law that has already begun,” said Leonid Slutskiy Slutskiy Leonid Eduardoviсh Slutskiy
Leonid Eduardoviсh

“We have consistently explained and continue to explain to our European partners: the amendments to Article 79 do not nullify the international obligations of the Russian Federation, Russia has fulfilled them and will continue to do so. It is an issue of establishing the primacy of the Constitution, which fully complies with foreign experience. For example, there is much stricter primacy of national legislation over international legislation in European states like the UK and Germany, not speaking about the United States,” he stressed.

The parliamentarian urged all citizens of the Russian Federation to come to voting stations or to take part remotely in the national vote on amendments to the Constitution.