The amendment to the Basic law related to the protection of Russian sovereignty need not to “catch people”, calling to return the Crimea to Ukraine.
Her goal is to make unconstitutional any legislative initiative that offers it. In an interview with RBC said the co-chair of the working group on drafting amendments to the Constitution and the head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrey Klishas.
“This is written to no one could seriously amend the law, according to which the Crimea is transferred to Ukraine, he said. – This is done to ensure that no public authority, including the President or the Parliament or the government, could not seriously negotiate, for example, about the return of Crimea to Ukraine.” According to the Senator, this amendment is necessary “not to run for bloggers or social networks to watch out for wrote anyone that “let’s give Crimea”.
The amendment reads: “the Russian Federation ensures the protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Actions (with the exception of the delimitation, demarcation, redemarcation of the state border of the Russian Federation with contiguous States), aimed at the alienation of the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as calls for such actions are not allowed.”
Voting on amendments to the Basic law to be held on 1 July. In the current Criminal code article 280.1, which prohibits “public appeals to implementation of actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation”. This article assumes the maximum punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term up to four years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for the same period. The same acts committed with the use of mass media and the Internet, suggest a sentence of up to five years of imprisonment with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years.