Mironov advocated giving PMCs official status in Russia

Sergey Mironov, head of the faction of the Just Russia political party in the State Duma of the Russian Federation - RIA Novosti, 1920, 20.03.2023
Sergei Mironov, faction leader of the Just Russia political party in the Russian State Duma. archive photo

Mironov: PMCs should have official status, it is necessary to recognize their existence

MOSCOW, March 20 – RIA Novosti. The head of the Just Russia – For Truth fraction in the State Duma, Sergei, said that private military companies (PMCs) in Russia should have an official status, their existence should be recognized and included in the law. mironov

In March 2022, the party sent the next version of the finalized bill on the legalization of PMCs to the government of the Russian Federation for finalization.

Fighters of the Wagner group in Artemovsk in the DPR - RIA Novosti, 1920, 03.03.2023

He opened a youth club in St. Petersburg “PMC Wagner Center”.

Mironov wrote in an author’s article in National Defense magazine, “We have always believed that PPEs should have an official status. The issue of subordination is secondary. The next issue will be published next week.

Otherwise, according to him, a strange conflict arises – in fact, everyone knows about the goals and real role of PMCs, but they are legally absent.

He expressed his belief that if the status of the PMCs is legally resolved, the fighters of the units will be able to take a more active role in protecting the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens abroad and defending the national interests of Russia. special operations zone.

“We proposed to assign supervisory functions to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation,” Mironov said.

He recalled that recently the head of Chechnya, an active participant in the special operation Ramzan Kadyrov, announced plans to create a PMC.

“The legalization of such structures is an inevitable process. We need to resolve this issue as soon as possible and pursue the day we left behind. We are ready to work with all political forces to reach a common result. It is a problem for all of us, not just the Wagnerists,” Mironov says.

He also noted that on February 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the authorities were considering the issue of social guarantees from PMCs to those fighting in the special operations zone.

“We have long insisted that the Chevekashniks, like all other soldiers, are the defenders of the homeland. They effectively solve their task of protecting the state, and therefore deserve the same benefits and guarantees as the rest. Of course, like their family “, – said the leader of the Social Revolutionaries.

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