Putin will withdraw citizenship from those who criticize the army

Putin will withdraw citizenship from those who criticize the army

Vladimir Putin presented to the Duma (Parliament) a proposal to deprive Russian citizenship of those who criticize or discredit the armed forces and participate in activities of non-governmental organizations considered undesirable, among other reasons.

The proposal is an amendment to the Law on Citizenship that provides for the stripping of citizenship for these reasons and for calling for the violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation.

The proposed amendment adds that persons who have committed actions that would have posed a threat to state security may also be deprived of their acquired Russian citizenship.

According to the presidential text, the Federal Security Service (FSB, former KGB) will be in charge of establishing said actions and when they were committed.

“The president’s amendment regarding NGOs and the other cases mentioned is very significant and absolutely fair,” said the chairman of the Duma Security Committee, Vasili Piskarev.

For Piskarev, if the people who made a promise of fidelity to Russia to become a citizen and promise to abide by our rules break them, it is clear that they voluntarily terminated the contract with the state that gives them the protection and rights of a Russian citizen and gives the State the right to revoke the decision to grant you citizenship.

To date, “the activities of 67 foreign organizations with a presence on Russian territory have been recognized as undesirable,” Piskarev said.

However, he warned that there are many more NGOs that are actively involved in anti-Russian activities such as incitement to interethnic or interreligious hatred, interference in elections, involvement in drug use or destructive behavior of adolescents, LGBT propaganda and participation in funding campaigns. to finance the adversary.

International Law prohibits depriving a person of their nationality or citizenship or declaring them stateless.

According to data from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, a total of 735,385 foreigners obtained Russian citizenship.

Increasingly isolated internationally, Putin will not attend the summit of leaders of the G20 (a group made up of the most developed and emerging countries) on the Indonesian island of Bali due to agenda issues and the need to be in Russia, according to what was declared by the Kremlin.

“It was a decision of the head of state. He has to do with his agenda and the need for his presence in Russia, ”said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov. He added that the Russian leader is also not expected to speak by videoconference at the event, where Russia will be represented by his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Indonesian government revealed that the Russian president would not be present at the meeting that the tourist island of Bali will host today until tomorrow.

Later the news was officially confirmed by the Kremlin.

Moscow had already reported that Putin would not participate in the summit of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is being held in Cambodia, and in that of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), which will host Bangkok on 18th and 19th of this month.

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