St. Petersburg, October 2 – Novosti. The Constitutional Court (CC) of Russia, when checking the constitutionality of the treaties on the adoption of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in the Russian Federation, as well as the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, proceeded from the existence of a direct threat to the lives of their population, said Valery Zorkin, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Russia.
The Constitutional Court of Russia recognized the treaties on the admission of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, as well as the Zaporizhia and Kherson regions, to the Russian Constitution.
“In making these decisions, the Constitutional Court recognized the relevant treaties, based primarily on the fact that there was a direct threat to life for the inhabitants, the population of these regions. Human life is the most valuable, the most sacred on Earth , and therefore we could not not to take into account that people’s lives were put at risk – catastrophic …,” Zorkin said, commented by the press service of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.
According to him, the Ukrainian authorities, using modern weapons that they received from abroad, “undertook active attacks directly directed against the population,” as well as against objects whose destruction threatens a cross-border catastrophe on a European scale. The territories of the Russian Federation were also attacked.
“In this situation, the Constitutional Court considered that the continued policy of the Ukrainian authorities in relation to these regions, which especially unfolded after 2014, when an anti-constitutional coup took place in Ukraine, … led to the fact that these regions had the right to use the principles of international law, primarily the UN Charter … and proclaim their independence,” Zorkin said.
“In general, the Constitutional Court is confident that we have made a decision in accordance with the Constitution, aimed at protecting constitutional values, the main of which is human life,” the chairman of the Constitutional Court of Russia concluded.