President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin approved amendments to the law, which toughen the responsibility for desertion and non-execution of an order.
According to the innovations, crimes committed “during the period of mobilization or martial law, in wartime” will be considered an aggravating circumstance.
“Responsibility for non-execution of military orders, resistance to the chief of military service, unauthorized abandonment of the place of service, desertion, evasion of service, violation of the rules of service, loss of military property, if they were committed” during martial law, in wartime or in conditions of armed conflict or the conduct of hostilities, “” reads one of the paragraphs of the amendments.
Those mobilized face criminal penalties for failing to appear or leaving their place of service without permission.
For voluntary surrender, one faces from three to 10 years in prison, for looting – 15 years.
Criminal liability is introduced for repeated violation of the terms of the contract under the state defense order – from 4 to 8 years in prison, and if the task is not completed or the damage amounted to at least 5 million rubles – for a period of 5 to 10 years.
Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Defense of Russia retired Deputy Minister of Department, General Dmitry Bulgakov. His post was taken by the former head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev.