Estonia wins ECHR ruling

  • 2010-11-05
  • TBT Staff

ROME - The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in Estonia's favor in a case where the country denied retired Russian military personnel a pension payment.

Some 45 retired Russian officers had demanded 340,000 euros in pensions the Estonian government had failed to pay.

However,  the Court agreed with Estonia's view that the 1994 troop withdrawal agreements were historic and that the country should therefore not be obliged to pay out the pensions.