21 Sep 2021 13:32

ECHR judgement saying Russia responsible for Litvinenko's murder groundless - Peskov

MOSCOW. Sept 21 (Interfax) - The Kremlin believes that the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which has concluded that Russia is responsible for the murder of former Federal Security Service officer Alexander Litvinenko, is unsubstantiated, because the court cannot have all the information on this case.

"It is unlikely that the ECHR holds any authority, technical capacity to possess information on this score," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked to comment on the ECHR's judgement on the Litvinenko case.

"You know that this investigation hasn't produced any results thus far. Therefore, making such claims is groundless, to say the least," Peskov said.

When asked whether the Kremlin stands ready to agree with this ECHR judgement, Peskov said, "We aren't ready to heed such decisions."