Delegation of Russian judges who recognized the annexation of Crimea not allowed to attend world congress in Lithuania

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, Valery Zorkin, as well as other Russian judges who recognized as legitimate Russian annexation of the Crimea, were not allowed into the World Conference on Constitutional Justice in Lithuania, reported Ukrainian MP Iryna Friz.

"For the first time in the history of the Congress, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Zorkin and other Russian judges who made the decision to recognize the annexation of the Crimea were not admitted," the MP wrote on Facebook.

According to Friz, at the fourth World Conference of on Constitutional Justice, considerable attention was paid to Ukraine and condemnation of the gross violation of the territorial integrity of our state by the Russian Fedaration.

"Frankly speaking, there is no other example in the world of judicial authority [of Russia] to be so discredited. Every professional lawyer knows that the annexation of the Crimea is an aggression, and a crime. There is no such precedent in any country of court being used to carry out such a crime," Friz quoted from a statement by Dainius Zalimas, President of the Constitutional Court of Lithuania.

Speaking at the Conference, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, according to Friz, said that "Lithuania will never invite those who step on the rule of law and whose decisions are destroying the fate of thousands of people."

  World Conference on Constitutional Justice, Russian judges, Crimea, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine