Volodin instructed to study the introduction of criminal penalties for discrediting PMC fighters



The Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation instructed the legislators to discuss the introduction of liability for discrediting all participants in the SVO, including those previously convicted, TASS reports.

The corresponding order from Vyacheslav Volodin was received by the head of the defense committee Andrei Kartapolov and the head of the security committee Vasily Piskarev. The committees should urgently study the issue of the possibility of amending the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the establishment of criminal liability "for discrediting participants in hostilities."

The day before, it was reported that the founder of the Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, sent Volodin a request to work out amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in order to protect volunteers participating in the SVO, including those previously convicted.

He asked "to ban public actions aimed at discrediting volunteers, including former prisoners, when they are used to protect the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens."



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