Medvedev Proposes That Russian Army Be Deployed Beyond The Country’s


11.08.2009 12:12 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ RF President Dmitry Medevedev has introduced to
parliament a bill on reforming the federal law "On Defense". New
Amendments envisage procedures for establishing armed forces’ control
beyond Russia’s national territory, President said Monday in Sochi,
in a non-official meeting with parliamentary faction leaders.

As specified by Kremlin press service, amendments were elaborated in
compliance with clause 5 of recommendation appendix, drawn up after
President’s February 17 meeting with Federation Council members. They
are aimed at "creating a legal mechanism enabling President to
effectively use RF armed forces beyond the country’s borders."

President will be probably vested with the right to be the sole
decision maker in the sphere for repelling attacks against Russian
troops deployed beyond the country’s borders, repelling or preventing
aggression against another state, protecting RF citizens, combating
piracy and ensuring security of sailing vessels.

Formerly, president had to obtain Federation Council’s consent for
deploying armed forces beyond the country’s borders.

In July 2006, RA State Duma approved legislative amendments, enabling
President "to make decision on deploying armed forces detachments and
riot police forces beyond Russia’s borders, for combating terrorist
acts against Russia or Russian citizens or stateless individuals
residing in Russia."

The amended version of the appendix concerning emergency situations
reads as follows: "repelling aggression" or preventing possible
aggression against third states.