Russia has enacted a law punishing embassies in various countries for providing false information. Local time on Friday, President Vladimir Putin approved the law. According to the law, serving false news is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
This was reported in a BBC report quoting the Russian news agency Interfax. It said a law had been enacted in Ukraine after a recent operation in which someone spread untruths about the warring forces there. There are several similarities between the new law and that law.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a military operation in Ukraine. Russia’s top military commander, Sergei Ruskay Budanov, said on Friday that the Russian military had completed the first phase of its operation in Ukraine. He claims that Kiev’s combat capability has been greatly reduced in a month’s fighting.