Volodin: the Cabinet of Ministers in the draft budget need to consider business support, placed under sanctions

MOSCOW, may 23. /TASS/. Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has offered to the government when the draft budget included measures to support business, placed under sanctions.

In particular, during the meeting of the Council on legislation, the speaker suggested that “the government’s budget would include measures to support business, which fell under the sanctions”, said the press service of the lower house of Parliament. “We need to protect the enterprise, because we keep jobs and wealth in the family”, – said Volodin.

“We need to protect our business, these are people who created a business and contribute to the economy, – noted he. – They are backed by large production, and the jobs and the revenue from taxes.”

The state Duma at the meeting on 17 may, postponed consideration in the second, mainly reading the draft law on criminal liability for joining the anti-Russian regime of restrictive measures on Russia for consultations with business. Earlier RSPP sent to the lower house of the Parliament the appeal, which stated the inadmissibility of adoption of the initiative in its initial wording.

The draft law was introduced on may 14 by the speakers of the state Duma and the Federation Council Vyacheslav Volodin and Valentina Matvienko, as well as leaders of all parliamentary factions. It supplements the criminal code by article 284.2 of the “Limitation or refusal to carry out normal business transactions or transactions to assist in the enforcement of restrictive measures imposed by a foreign state, a Union of foreign States or international organization”. In accordance with it maximum penalties for the enforcement of Western sanctions on Russia is provided in the form of 4 years of imprisonment.