Moscow, January 9 – Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Federation Council Andrei Klichas commented on the words of the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev about wartime rules, saying that until the State Duma adopts wartime laws and the president signs them, they act only in accordance with the Constitution.
Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel on Sunday that those who left Russia and wished her dead should be dealt with according to the law, but “if the law does not work or does not achieve its goal, then according to special rules in wartime.”
“Of course, according to the law. Even the Duma adopted wartime laws and the president did not sign them – only according to the constitution and according to the law,” Klichas wrote on his Telegram channel.
The comments of a number of deputies and politicians about the betrayal came after the artist Artur Smolyaninov stated, in an interview with Novaya Gazeta Europe (banned in the Russian Federation), that if he had participated in the conflict, he would have been involved on the part of Ukraine, adding that he “does not care” about The Russian Federation, even if only one region of the country remains, “and everything else will turn into radioactive ashes.”
Deputy Yevgeny Popov did not exclude that soon there will be some measure of punishment for people like Smolyaninov, in the form of revocation of the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. Klishas said that any citizen of the Russian Federation with a canceled passport remains a citizen of the country and has all rights, and “there is no need to play with words and compete with Ukraine in ways of violating the rights of its citizens.”
And another deputy, Sultan Khamzaev, will ask the UK to file a case against the artist.