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Putin signs the law, siding with the enemy is high treason – World

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that equates siding with the enemy in a situation of military action to high treason. And it makes it a crime for Russian citizens to take part in a conflict not in the interest of Russia: according to the document published on the official legal information portal, reports Tass.

If the bill is adopted, such actions will be punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Going to the side of the enemy means participating as part of the “forces (troops) of a foreign state, of an international or foreign organization that directly opposes Russia in an armed conflict, in military actions or in other actions involving the use of weapons and military equipment “, says the law.

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