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Which words are discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and which are fakes, the Ministry of Justice explained

The Ministry of Justice has issued manuals for law enforcement and judicial authorities, which explain which statements are discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and which are fakes.

The Ministry of Justice has prepared explanations for the articles of the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses that appeared after the start of the special operation in Ukraine.

Such manuals were needed in connection with “the relevance of the tasks.” Since February 24, 3,300 administrative cases on discrediting and 77 criminal cases on “dissemination of deliberately false information about the actions of the armed forces” have been opened in the Russian Federation.

In the manuals for investigators, it is noted that when discrediting, we are talking about expressing a negative assessment about the goals of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and “convincing the addressee of the correctness of such an assessment,” and when distributing fakes, it is about “statement about facts and events.”

The difference between these offenses is significant – the first act is punishable by a fine of up to 100 thousand rubles, and for the second you can be deprived of liberty for up to 15 years.

Earlier it was reported that the policy Ilya Yashin* faces up to 15 years in prison for the video about the events in Bucha.

* included in the register of individuals acting as a foreign agent.

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