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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The state Duma legalized mercenary PMC

What today qualifies for the 359th article of the criminal code and that the idea of planting at least three years, will soon be a legal way of earning. Talking about mercenaries. In accordance with applicable law, such work is paid part in combat actions on the territory of sovereign States – is illegal. On the other hand, the so-called PMC Wagner on everyone’s lips, are the guys outside the legal field. But soon I could do to stop encrypted, as it is hardly necessary to doubt that the Duma will reject the bill to legalize private military companies. It already almost ready.

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In fact, in 2012 the idea of creating a system PMC was supported by Vladimir Putin holding then a post of the Prime Minister. However, since then the situation has not changed much, the same bill spravedlivorossov “On private military security activities” was trying to make to the Parliament twice, but alas. Now there is a new attempt.

In “Fair Russia” has declared readiness of the new draft Federal law on the legalization of PMCs, it will be submitted to the state Duma within a month.

“The law will attract employees of PMCs to participate in counterterrorism operations abroad, to protect the sovereignty of the allied States from external aggression. And the protection of different objects, including oil and gas, Railways,” – said RT first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Mikhail Emelyanov.

Apparently, the authors seriously expect success, not for nothing about this idea the other day spoke even Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He said that given the Syrian experience should “clearly define the legislative framework to ensure that these people were also in the legal field and protected”.

Lavrov cited the success of private military company Academi in Iraq, without mentioning, however, the notoriety of this office. And that made her management at the time to change the name: more on hearing old – Blackwater. These guys crushed pedestrians in Baghdad, shot them and did not hesitate to take video. Evidence of their “exploits” on the web a lot, but the real punishment almost, and no one really suffered. Everybody loves a winner, and U.S. national interests on the other side of the world they defended as necessary.

In the upcoming now in Russia the bill promise to prescribe tasks to private military companies, the range of services provided, the mandatory licensing and control of relevant agencies, will be taken into account and social security for employees. Probably mercenaries legislatively will forbid to violate the sovereignty and change the boundaries of foreign States, to overthrow their lawful authority, but also engage in sabotage and the use of internationally banned weapons.

“We see a real practice, when developed countries such as America and some others, use the PMC to perform tasks outside of their country, – commented on the initiative of the head of the state Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Shamalov. — This is a reality which cannot be ignored”.

In the Federation Council, the bill clearly will not meet resistance. As stated by a member of the Committee of the upper chamber on defense and security Olga Cowicide, PMCs “can be a profitable and useful”, providing not only jobs retired soldiers, “but also being an effective conductor of foreign policy”.

Read the story: Revelations of a soldier of a private military company in Syria: “gun trouble”


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