MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. The Russian governmental commission on legislative activities on Monday approved a bill on criminal liability for the implementation of foreign sanctions in the country.
"The Russian government supports the bill in case it is amended taking into account its recommendations," the commission said in its comments.
According to the document, the bill does not fully take into account entities of protection under criminal law, since sanctions can be imposed "not only against Russia but also against Russian citizens and legal entities."
In general, the cabinet "has no conceptual objections concerning criminal liability measures," since the state can impose punishment "for socially dangerous acts, which incur considerable damage and cannot be prevented by other legal tools" in line with the Russian Constitutional Court Ruling dated April 25, 2001.
Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building (upper house), Andrey Klishas, said earlier that the bill on criminal liability for the implementation of sanctions in Russia would soon be submitted to the State Duma (lower parliament house). On Monday, he wrote on his Telegram channel that Russia’s Supreme Court also supported the initiative.
In line with the established procedure, bills on amendments to the Russian Criminal Code are submitted to the lower house of parliament along with the statements of opinion from the government and the Supreme Court.