Russian President Vladimir Putin, by his decree, transferred eight regions to a state of “medium response”. We are talking about the Krasnodar Territory, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Kursk and Rostov regions, annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. The document was published on the Kremlin website.
Subjects are expected to:
- strengthening the protection of public order, military, important state and special facilities;
- special mode of operation of transport, communications, communications and energy facilities;
- restriction of the movement of vehicles and the implementation of their inspection;
- the possibility of temporary “resettlement” of residents to safe areas;
- introduction and enforcement of "a special regime for entry into and exit from the territory, as well as restriction of freedom of movement on it."
In the regions that are part of the Central Federal District and the Southern Federal District (with the exception of the eight above), Putin introduced a “high alert level.” The governors of these regions have the same powers as the authorities of subjects with a "medium level of response." But without the points that relate to the temporary resettlement of residents, as well as a special regime for entering and leaving the territory and restricting freedom of movement on it.
In other regions, Putin's decree introduces a "level of basic readiness." In them, the authorities have the following powers: strengthening the protection of public order and ensuring public safety, as well as the introduction of a special regime for the operation of facilities that ensure the functioning of transport, communications and communications, energy facilities.