A law on forced deportations of citizens under martial law was submitted to the State Duma
The State Duma intends to legalize the forced movement of citizens in regions under martial law, said one of the authors of the initiative, head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Construction Andrei Klishas.
He explained that “forced and controlled movement” of people, if necessary, will be carried out to places where martial law has not been introduced.
The amendment also allows residents of such regions to be detained for up to 30 days for violating the decrees of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Currently, martial law has been introduced in four annexed regions of Ukraine: the Zaporozhian and Kherson regions, as well as in the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.
Amendments are under way to the provisions of the Constitutional Act “On Martial Law”, which concern the ban on staying on the street and in public places at certain times. If necessary, the authorities can check documents, search citizens and personal effects, houses and vehicles, and in case of violation of prohibitions and restrictions, detain them for up to 30 days, but only for the reasons listed in this law.
In addition, during martial law, referendums and elections to state and local government authorities cannot be held in the region. However, the initiators of the changes propose that the procedure be allowed if such a decision is made by the CEC after consultations with the Ministry of National Defense and the FSB.
In addition to Cliché, the authors were his first deputy Vladimir Poletayev, the head of the State Duma Construction and Legislation Committee Pavel Krasheninnikov, and a member of the same commission Dmitry Vyatkin. “These changes are aimed at ensuring security, protecting the life and health of citizens, as well as “implementing their electoral right” – they argue.
Earlier, Putin signed a decree that provides for the deportation of Ukrainian citizens from the annexed territories if they are considered a “security threat.” According to the document, residents of these regions must obtain a Russian passport before July 1, 2024. If they fail to do so, they may be deported.
Currently, the authorities of the occupied territories of Ukraine are evacuating civilians in connection with the upcoming counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, it was announced in the Zaporozhye and Kharkiv regions. Recently, the Russian side reported control over 29 settlements with up to 3,000 inhabitants. people. In Kiev, there were rumors of 200-300 civilians.