Putin Announces Plans To Strip Citizenship From Russians Who Criticize Army

The move could also include those who spread “fake news” about Russia's military as it seeks to stop dissenters.
ASTANA KAZAKHSTAN - OCTOBER 14: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Commonwealth of the Independent States (CIS) Summit, October,14,2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Leaders of most post-Soviet states arrived to Astana for the first Summit Russia - Central Asia and annual Summit of CIS. (Photo by Contributor/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The crackdown follows Russia’s forces recently fleeing the Kherson region of Ukraine in an embarrassing defeat.
  • “Putin has put forward amendments to Russia’s citizenship law that was adopted in April, outlining offenses that could be punishable by the revocation of citizenship,” the New York Post reports.
  • Russian lawmakers are expected to soon pass the bill and send it to Putin’s desk for signing into law.


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