The State Duma in the first reading adopted a bill on criminal liability for participants in the war against Russia, reports a correspondent. IA REGNUM June 14th.
“The bill was introduced in order to protect the national interests of Russia from criminal activities that threaten the security of the country,” said the State Duma deputy Ernest Valeev (“United Russia”).
He recalled that the responsibility for treason, betrayal and espionage has always been severe, it was considered the gravest crime.
Amendments to the Criminal Code are proposed to establish liability for defecting to the side of the enemy in conditions of armed conflict. At the same time, punishment is established for citizens of the Russian Federation for participating in a war on the territory of a foreign state for purposes contrary to the interests of the Russian Federation. According to the amendments to the Criminal Code, for such a crime, imprisonment for up to 20 years with a fine of up to 500 …