A Bill has been introduced in the Russia legislature which will give President Vladimir Putin emergency powers, will put the Russian Defense industry on 24/7 “state of war’ and lays the groundwork for a GENERAL MOBILIZATION conscription of the Russian people, for war.
The Bill makes reference to “military operations abroad” while also mentioning Ukraine, Luhansk and Donetsk.
Clearly, the intent of the Bill is to give President Putin legal authority to expand Russian military operations to outside of Ukraine, likely in response to hostile acts by Lithuania’s blockading the Russian exclave state of Kaliningrad, and now Norway’s blockage of food and supplies to Russian miners on the Svalbard Archipelago.
Lithuania announced yesterday they will be implementing a total blockade of Kaliningrad from July 10.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė said the country would continue to implement the terms of the EU’s fourth package of sanctions against Russia and stop the transit of other goods through the Kaliningrad region from July 10, when the restrictions are due to take effect.
Knowing this would cause war-type trouble a Lithuanian Member of Parliament was brazen enough to warn Moscow – twice – not to abrogate the Treaty recognizing the independence of Lithuania in 1991! The member of the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania, Matas Maldeikis, asked Moscow to return to Vilnius “the ancestral lands of Smolensk”.
In fact, he asked for it twice in June!
He said “If Russia revokes its recognition of Lithuania’s independence in 1991, Lithuania will revoke the Polyanovka Treaty of 1634 and demand that Russia return all occupied territories to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Smolensk is Lithuania!’
The situation with external countries now making land claims against Russia while at the same time blockading the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, has caused Russia lawmakers and the Russian leadership to see this as an organized Nato project, both in the Baltic and in the case of Norway, and is prepared to respond militarily if Lithuania doesn’t remove the exclusions against Kaliningrad and Norway doesn’t remove the blockade of food against Svalbard.
According to information, the Russian government has submitted a draft law in order for the executive branch, that is, the president of Russia and the Russian government, to receive special powers.
The bill was submitted to the State Duma.
Amendments to the Defense Law are proposed. The Russian government supplements the law with the article on “Ensuring the conduct of anti-terrorist and other operations by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, other troops, military formations and bodies outside the territory of the Russian Federation “.
The explanatory note states that this includes, among other things, a “special military operation in the territories of Lugansk, Donetsk and Ukraine”.