A draft law has been submitted to the State Duma, which proposes to amend the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses on liability for discrediting participants in a special operation. Speaker of the Chamber Vyacheslav Volodin wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
He noted that any public dissemination of deliberately false information, as well as actions aimed at discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, volunteer formations, organizations and persons that assist in the fulfillment of military tasks assigned to them, are unacceptable.
Violators face fines of up to five million rubles or in the amount of the salary or other income of the convicted person for a period of up to five years, or correctional or forced labor for up to five years, or imprisonment for up to 15 years, Volodin said.
• Investigators opened more than 150 cases of fakes about the army • Volodin instructed to study the issue of punishment for discrediting all members of the SVO
The speaker also stressed that the second reading of the initiative is scheduled for March 2. If the document is supported, the final third reading of the bill will take place on March 14, he added.
As reported by Parlamentskaya Gazeta, in early February it became known that, in accordance with the instructions of Vyacheslav Volodin, the Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption had prepared amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses, according to which liability would threaten not only the army, but also the and volunteer groups.
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