The government of the Russian Federation submitted to state Duma for consideration of deputies the lower chamber of Parliament a bill proposal to establish the headquarters of defence in the regions of the country in time of war by presidential decree. The document was published on the official website of the state Duma.

Under the proposed amendments to the Federal law “On defense”, the highest officials of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and heads of municipalities will bear personal responsibility for performing duties for the organization and implementation of measures for territorial defense.

In addition, the heads of regions and mayors will be responsible for the organization of the headquarters defense and management. These interagency coordination bodies are created with the introduction of martial law in coordinating the joint actions of authorities, military management, local governments, and others.

The bill also gives the President the authority to establish the procedure for the establishment of the headquarters of the defense regional and municipal levels during the war, and clarifies categories of officials of municipalities, who is appointed on the creation staffs of defense and the leadership of them.

The adoption of this bill will effectively organize work on coordination raznovidnostei of forces and means involved in ensuring the regime of martial law, said the government.

The government submitted to the state Duma a bill on the establishment of the headquarters of defense in time of war 02.12.2016

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