the EMERCOM of Russia has developed amendments to the Federal law “On protection of population and territories from emergency situations of natural and technogenic character”, which introduces a mandatory evacuation of citizens from emergency zones.
In accordance with the text of the bill, provides for the imposition of duties of citizens to evacuate from the area of the emergency of receipt of information about the conduct of evacuation measures or at the request of carrying out the evacuation officials, reports TASS.
In accordance with the currently effective legislation, and now the forced evacuation of the population is possible only in two cases: with the introduction of the counter-terrorism operation or a state of emergency.
Earlier, the head of EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Senichev reported that in the summer of 2019 during the flood in the Amur region, the local population refused to evacuate, despite the threat of flooding, which created difficulties in the work of rescue. He explained that in this regard, the Ministry appealed to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who gave the order to amend the legislation so that the opportunity to conduct a mandatory evacuation was in case of introduction of state of emergency.