Russia's Supreme court recognized the legitimate decree of the President Vladimir Putin On the classification of the personal losses, the Ministry of defence in the course of special operations in non-force time.
"The statement of the plaintiffs on the abolition of the decree, which expanded the list of information constituting state secrets, reject ", ? the judge ruled, reports RIA " Novosti ".
One of the applicants, lawyer Ivan Pavlov explained that the article 5 of the Federal law "On state secrets" there is no indication that the loss of personnel in non-force time refer to service information. In addition, article 7 of this law banned information On emergencies and disasters that threaten the safety and health of Residents. In may, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made to the list of information classified as state secrets, the data of the Ministry of defence About the losses on the military special operations in a non-force time. For disclosure of information About the losses of the Russian defense Ministry in a non-force time face criminal prosecution under the item of " Treason ". Press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov declared that the decree of the RF President V. V. Putin On including information about the participation of Russian soldiers in special operations in non-force time is not associated with the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. Sands has supplemented his words by the fact that Putin is not going to authorize a special operation in Ukraine. According to Peskov, citizens can appeal to court against the decree of the President. Press Secretary of the head of state also said that a similar regime of secrecy, with " relevant agencies ", " best suits the public interest."