It is necessary to legally regulate the issue of Wagner PMC, said Mikhail Sheremet, a member of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption.
Giving the fighters of the group the legal status of combat veterans will make it possible to equalize them in social rights with military personnel, he noted.
“The issue of the presence of Wagner PMC is not regulated by law in our country. It is necessary to find compromises that could protect our fellow citizens who are fighting on the front lines today, successfully defending our country, ”Sheremet is quoted by RIA Novosti as saying.
The deputy stressed that people should be socially protected, have the right to receive state awards, benefits, subsidies and pensions.
Earlier, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Anna Kuznetsova proposed extending the benefits that are due to family members of the mobilized to family members serving under contract in private military companies. In turn, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that such an initiative requires careful study.
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