Rada legalized capital punishment of deserters in the center of Europe

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law which in particular allows the use of weapons against the deserters in cases when” it is impossible to stop their criminal acts in other way.” The document is published on the website of the Ukrainian Parliament.

The authors of the bill were the participants of Kiev’s anti-terrorist operation MPs Andrey Teteruk and Yuri Bereza, and also the former head of the Ukraine presidential administration Serhiy Pashinsky.

“The bill is supposed to put the responsibility on commanders to take the emergency measures to prevent the commitment of the criminal offence by their subordinates and to restore law and order,” is said in the explanatory note to the bill.

It is specified that under the “emergency measures” is meant any physical effect on the violator, including the use of weapons. The law can operate only in a combat environment.

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