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    Putin May Task Newly Founded Russian National Guard to Use Weapons

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    The newly founded Russian National Guard may use weapons upon orders if necessary.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The newly founded Russian National Guard may be tasked to use weapons upon orders from the president, according to a legislative project introduced into the country’s lower house of parliament.

    “Tasking the troops from the National Guard to use weapons…can occur upon the decision of the president of the Russian Federation in accordance with federal laws,” the legislative act reads.

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