Simonyan: in Europe began to realize the absurdity of the claims against companies from Russia

MOSCOW, 9 Aug — RIA Novosti. In Europe you start to realize the absurdity of claims to the Russian organizations, including the media, said Friday the chief editor MIA “Russia today”, the structure which includes the RIA Novosti news Agency, Margarita Simonyan.

The court of Brussels has removed all arrests of property of Russian companies in Belgium, including assets, RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS, which had been imposed under the claim of the former shareholders of Yukos, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the International centre for the legal protection Andrey Kondakov.

“One can only conclude that justice prevailed and in Europe are slowly starting to realize the absurdity of claims to the Russian organizations, including the media,” said Simonyan RIA Novosti.

In July 2014 the court of arbitration in the Hague unanimously upheld the claim of the former shareholders of YUKOS and ordered Russia to pay 50 billion dollars. Moscow appealed this decision, but the ex-shareholders of the company appealed to the courts of several countries demanding the arrest of the property. In June 2015 in France and Belgium — pursuant to the decision of the court of arbitration in the Hague at the suit of the former shareholders of YUKOS were seized property, which the executors of the decision were considered Russian.

Was arrested account representative MIA “Russia today” in Paris and Brussels. However, the building of the MIA “Russia today” in France and Belgium was not arrested — of these buildings the Agency in property there, they rented Goszagransobstvennost. Journalists of the Agency in France and Belgium are working normally.

In April, District court of the Hague reversed the decision of the local arbitration on collecting from Russia of 50 billion dollars in favor of the former shareholders of YUKOS oil company, explaining that the case is not in the competence of the Hague Tribunal.