On Thursday, August 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on granting the status of a combat veteran to the military personnel of the Federal Security Service – border guards, who repelled an armed invasion of Russia on the border and territories adjacent to the areas of special operation in Ukraine. The document is posted on the official Internet portal legal information.
The federal law signed by the head of state amends articles 3 and 4 of the law “On Veterans”. It comes into force from the date of publication and applies to legal relations that arose after February 24, 2022, the day the special operation in Ukraine began.
Also, border guards participating in a special operation who were wounded, shell-shocked or maimed will be given the status of a combat invalid.
Draft law on granting the status of a combat veteran to border guards participating in a special operation The State Duma adopted in July. All factions participated in its preparation. The Chairman of the State Duma noted that this issue was raised at a meeting of the president with the leadership of the lower house of parliament and party leaders. Then Putin supported the proposal of parliamentarians to give the servicemen of the border service the status of a combat veteran.