Russian parliament wipes out wartime economic control


London — Wednesday’s Russian Parliament hastily passed two bills that impose strict economic restrictions, demanding companies to supply goods to the military and requiring employees of some companies to work overtime. ..

When President Vladimir Putin signs the bill, the bill will allow the government to introduce “special economic measures” during what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine.

“In the context of operations carried out by the armed forces of the Russian Federation outside Russia, including the territory of Ukraine, it is necessary to repair weapons, military equipment and provide the armed forces with material and technical means.” A descriptive text to one of the bills.

The bill was submitted by the Kremlin to the State House of Representatives on June 30. After being passed in the first reading, Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said further discussions would take place in a closed room for national security.

According to one of the drafts, the state can purchase the goods and services needed to carry out military special operations from a single supplier without the need for competitive bidding.

In addition, businesses are required by law to provide the military with the goods and services necessary to carry out “special military operations.”

The second bill requires the government to require employees of certain companies to produce the goods and services that the Russian army needs to work overtime.

The government may also require some employees to work at night, on weekends, or on holidays in exchange for higher wages.