MOSCOW, March 6 - RAPSI. The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) recovered from the Russian authorities 260,000 euro for 12 Russian soldiers who took part in peacekeeping operations in the former Yugoslavia.
Applications were filed with the court by several soldiers and two widows, claiming they did not receive daily allowances for serving in the former Yugoslavia as part of the peacekeeping forces.
The applicants sought to recover the due amounts in Russian courts. Their claims were satisfied, but they never received any compensation and eventually the court dismissed the decisions.
The applicants then referred to the ECHR, seeking to recognize the Russian authorities' actions as a violation of their rights to a just trial and the protection of property.
The ECHR agreed with the applicants arguments and obligated Russia to pay them 260,000 euro in compensation for damages and expenses.