There will be no general mobilization in Russia, said Andrey Kartapolov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee (one of the authors of the amendments on mobilization)

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The adoption of amendments that introduce the concepts of “mobilization”, “wartime” and “martial law” into the Criminal Code does not mean the announcement of general mobilization. This was stated to Parliamentary Newspaper by one of the authors of the amendments, the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Andrei Kartapolov.

There will be no general mobilization. The president has spoken about this more than once and is directly speaking through his press secretary Dmitry Peskov and many other politicians at the federal level. “Law” is not the same as “mobilization”. It is not adopted specifically for a special military operation, it is adopted to be performed for a long time. At least until the time comes when it is no longer needed.

When asked if it was planned to declare martial law in Russia, Kartapolov admitted that it could be introduced “in certain areas.”

Therefore, I do not rule out that such a provision may be introduced in some localities. For example, in areas bordering Ukraine, which are under shelling almost daily. It is necessary to protect our civilians there, it is necessary to use special measures of armament – the same air defense.

At the same time, Kartapolov noted that the regime of martial law is similar to the regime of the counter-terrorist operation, which was declared in the border areas during the first and second Chechen wars.

During martial law, all power in the region is completely transferred to the military administration, restrictions are imposed on the movement of citizens – the same curfew, – a special regime for the operation of critical infrastructure facilities, a ban on entry and exit, and so on. This is exactly what will happen.

On September 20, State Duma deputies adopted new amendments to the Criminal Code in the second and third readings. They not only supplement the code with the concepts of “mobilization”, “martial law” and “wartime”, but also toughen the punishment for desertion, introduce terms for voluntary surrender and looting.

In addition, on September 20, in the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, as well as in the occupied Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, they announced plans to hold “referendums on joining Russia.” They will be held September 23-27.

According to unofficial data, Russian President Vladimir Putin planned to make an address on the evening of September 20 about “referendums”; it was also expected that he might declare martial law and mobilize. However, on September 20, the appeal did not come out. According to Forbes and Baza, it will be shown on the morning of September 21.

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