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Ukraine Passes Law Allowing Military to Shoot Deserters

26 Jun 2015 1:32 PM | Anonymous

The Ukrainian parliament has approved a motion to allow commanders in the armed forces to fire at army deserters or those being insubordinate, and to arrest servicemen for "negligence" or "drinking alcohol" while on duty. The motion was discussed in a session yesterday afternoon, with 260 MPs passing it out of a total 320, according to Ukrainian news agency Unian - surpassing the necessary 226 votes needed to pass the bill. It will now be added as an amendment to the current Ukrainian legislation on the regulations imposed on commanders' actions toward their charges.   Newsweek.   Read More

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