The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia explained the ban on the use of the word "war" in relation to Russia's war against Ukraine. This happened during a meeting of the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow on the case of blocking the publication Krasnews.com, Network Freedom reports .
The court denied the editor-in-chief of the publication Dmitry Polushin the recognition of the illegality of the blocking. The court's decision is explained in the objections filed by Dmitry Vagurin, a representative of the Prosecutor General's Office:
“During the inspection, it was established that publications containing unreliable socially significant information regarding the conduct of a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine were systematically placed on the Internet resource – the word “war” is mentioned everywhere on the site. At the same time, the declaration of war presupposes the onset of legal consequences of social significance (mobilization of the population, the introduction of a curfew, and others).
An unreliable presentation of the essence of the ongoing military operation with the simultaneous use of the term “war” is of increased public importance, since the participation of the Russian Federation in full-scale military operations will affect a wide range of public interests in both the social and economic spheres.”
The Prosecutor General's Office argues its opinion by the fact that mobilization has allegedly not been announced in Russia. In fact, although it is hidden, it has been going on for several months. Thus, Olga Romanova, director of the Rus Seated Foundation, told The Insider that Russian prisoners are being recruited for the war with Ukraine. Also, the Russian army is looking for tens of thousands of people for contract service through job search sites.