Putin signed the law on the application of the FSB of weapons, special means and physical force

Putin signed the law on the application of the FSB of weapons, special means and physical force


MOSCOW, December 30. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law that establishes the order of use of weapons, special means and physical force by officers of the Federal security service (FSB). The document published on the portal of legal information.

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According to the document, the FSB troops before the use of weapons, special means and physical force will be required to notify who they are and their intentions, which will enable citizens to comply with the legal requirements. But intelligence officers can not do that, “if delay creates direct threat of life and health of citizens, employees of the FSB or can entail other heavy consequences, and also in repelling the attacks on objects, airplanes and vehicles of the FSB”.

The FSB are obliged to render first aid to persons who have received as a result of their actions the injury, and also to take action as soon as possible to take the victims to the doctor. About each case of injury of the citizens or their death as a result of the use of weapons will be required to notify the Prosecutor within 24 hours.

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The FSB will not be liable for damage caused to citizens and organisations if the use of military equipment, weapons, special means and physical force was carried out “on the grounds and in the manner established by law.” The compensation of such harm will occur in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation at the expense of the budget.

The act also provides for the right of intelligence personnel to take fingerprints at the border of the Russian Federation the persons who, according to the FSB, can be recruited into terrorist activities. The list of such signs will be determined by the head of the FSB.

In addition, regulated the situation where a security officer has to enter the apartment and on the land plots of citizens, for example, for the sake of saving their life or detention of suspected offenders. There will be restrictions similar to those already prescribed in the police act.