The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters the simultaneous absence of the President and the Prime Minister – Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev – in a country that is prohibited by the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
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On Thursday the visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Belarus, where they held talks with President Alexander Lukashenko.
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Among others, the journalists, the time is ripe, and whether the right under the Constitution of the Russian Federation the first two persons at the same time to leave the country? Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov had to explain.
In his words, quoted RIA Novosti, the simultaneous presence of Medvedev and Putin in Belarus had not violated Russian law, because both were on the territory of the Federal state, i.e. in Belarus, where they discussed the development of the Union state
“They all were, Putin and Medvedev were in the territory of the Union state”, — said the official representative of the Kremlin.
According to the article 92, part 3 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation in case of absence in the territory of the Russian Federation President, his duties shall be temporarily performed by the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation. However, lawyers say that the simultaneous absence of his position and the President and the Prime Minister, the authors of the main Law was not provided. However, it does not interrupt the implementation of the President’s powers. So, to replace the Prime Minister in this case should the person who, according to the distribution of duties, assigned to temporarily perform the powers of the Prime Minister.