It is important that European justice authorities should cooperate in the struggle against crimes committed by international terrorists, which has become the top priority of the world community, read Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to participants in the 24th Conference of European Justice Ministers. Putin's message was read out by deputy head of the presidential administration Viktor Ivanov at today's opening of the conference, which gathered officials from 43 member countries of the Council of Europe. The fact that the conference is held in Moscow "confirms Russia's adherence to the principles of democracy, superiority of law and further integration into the international legal domain," wrote Putin in his address. He also stressed that Russia attaches great importance to uniform standards of executing court decisions. According to the president, one of the chief human rights is the right to just public examination of a case in reasonable time. "In the 21st century, we want to have this right to be exercised," he stressed.
A Russian fighter with call sign Rassvet (Sunrise) destroyed an Abrams tank in the area of Avdiivka, the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade said