Договорные обязательства в условиях новой коронавирусной инфекции COVID-19
The legal analysis of the consequences of the new coronavirus infection COVID-2019 affecting contractual relations has been carried out. The circumstances that prevent the fulfillment of contractual obligations are investigated. The issues of terminological and lexical uniformity and compliance of civil law norms regulating force majeure circumstances, a significant change in circumstances, circumstances leading to the impossibility of fulfilling an obligation, modern realities are raised. The features of the fulfillment of contractual obligations in the conditions of an epidemiological situation, restrictive measures and a self-isolation regime are revealed. The author comes to the conclusion that the consequences caused by the new coronavirus infection COVID-2019 can be recognized as the basis for the release of subjects from responsibility for non-fulfillment of contractual obligations. At the same time, force majeure circumstances do not automatically entail the termination of obligations, and the subjects of contractual relations should strive to minimize risks by acting in good faith. When making a court decision on specific cases on the debtor's liability, a special role is assigned to the causal relationship between force majeure circumstances and non-fulfillment of obligations.