In the Duma introduced a law on the staffs of defence in the regions in time of war

In the State Duma the draft amendments to the Federal law “About defence” concerning the organization of territorial defense in wartime. The text of the document available in the database of the bills of the lower chamber.

The bill signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Duma it was introduced by the government.

It is proposed to impose personal responsibility on the governors and heads of municipalities for the execution “of their duties for the organization and implementation of measures for territorial defense, for the creation and leadership of interagency coordinating bodies (staff of defense) created with the introduction of martial law”.

“The bill was developed in response to the list of instructions following a meeting of the President of the Russian Federation with the leadership of the defense Ministry and representatives of organizations of the military-industrial complex and on the basis of proposals of the temporary interdepartmental working group created in order to improve the organization of mobilization training and mobilization and territorial defense”, — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.

It is also noted that after analyzing the results of the strategic command – staff exercises “Center-2015” in 2015, has been proven high efficiency of the creation in some regions of the interdepartmental coordinating bodies (staff of defense). They allowed the heads of constituent entities implement in full its powers in time of war, as well as significantly improve the quality of interagency cooperation, stated in the note.

It is noted that the law “will not entail additional expenditures of the Federal budget, budgets of subjects of the Russian Federation and local budgets and will have no negative impact on the achievement of the objectives of state programmes of the Russian Federation”.