In the Bryansk Duma, it was proposed to include air defense costs in utility bills. Authorities announce “hacker attack”
UPD: The Bryansk Regional Duma announced a “hack attack” after a public outcry over news of plans to include an air defense fee in utility bills. The site’s page with information on the subject has disappeared, but has been preserved in an Internet archive.
The fact that they want to oblige the inhabitants of the Bryansk region to pay for anti-aircraft defense was called a “forgery” in the local parliament. It was previously reported that air defense costs would be included in utility bills.
The discussion began after Andrei Kartapolov, head of the Defense Committee of the State Duma, advised entrepreneurs to independently purchase air defense to protect against Ukrainian drones. “Kartapolov’s initiative was considered and it was proposed to develop a mechanism for implementing part of the costs of ensuring the operation of air defense systems to protect the region from terrorist attacks in utility bills for the population,” the publication reads. on the site of the Bryansk Duma.
The amount of the expected monthly payment was not specified; it was also not specified what type of air defense is meant: private or part of the country’s armed forces.
At the same time, the Russians are already “paying for air defense,” recalled political scientist Abbas Gallyamov. “If you dear citizens were paying your taxes thinking you were funding a security system to protect you in the event of war, then it’s time to understand that you have created a system that is now only concerned with protecting yourself,” he said.
Earlier, Kartapolov said that “any self-respecting corporation” can ensure the security of its facilities by purchasing air defense systems. According to the deputy, given the size of Russia, “there will always be a gap through which an attack drone can fly, and business should take care of protecting oil bases, gas distribution stations, power plants, bridges, viaducts and factories. As for the funds of the Ministry of Defense, they cannot cover everything, because “they are focused on securing important state and military facilities,” Kartapolov added.
In late February, Ukraine carried out the largest drone attack on Russia since the beginning of the war. It affected territories hundreds of kilometers away from the front line. Ukrainian drones hit the Bryansk and Belgorod regions, as well as Krasnodar Krai, where two drones filled with explosives fell on the Rosneft landfill site.
On the same day, an unidentified flying object was sighted near Saint Petersburg. Local inThe authorities closed the airspace over the city and the region within a radius of 200 km. The flying object turned out to be another drone. Pulkovo Airport stopped receiving and sending flights, and the Ministry of Defense launched two fighters: Su-35 and MiG-31.
Another Ukrainian drone flew over the Moscow region and crashed near Kolomna, about 75 km from the capital. It collapsed near Gazprom’s Voskresensk gas compressor station. The next day, Russian FSB officers found an explosive in it.