By the end of the year, Moscow will have to pay 10 million euros in favor of Georgian citizens deported from Russia in 2006 in accordance with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights.
According to Radio Liberty, the above became known after the meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which was held at the level of deputy ministers.
The Georgian and Russian authorities have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding on the payment of the sum as well as accrued interest, though Russia has not signed the document yet.
The Committee of Ministers plans to resume examining the progress in implementation of the ECHR ruling at its 1428th meeting in March 2022.
In February of this year, the then Minister of Justice Gocha Lortkipanidze said that Moscow was ready to join the discussion on the issue of compensation for Georgian citizens deported from Russia in 2006. He called Moscow's position "a small step forward."
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Moscow to pay 10 million euros in favor of Georgian citizens in early 2019.