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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of June 23, 1995 No. 93-FZ

About procedure for provision of military and civil personnel by the Russian Federation for participation in activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety

(as amended on 04-06-2014)

Accepted by the State Duma on May 26, 1995

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1.

This Federal Law determines procedure for provision by the Russian Federation of military and civil personnel, the organization of its preparation and providing for participation in activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety.

Article 2.

In this Federal Law activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety with participation of the Russian Federation are understood as peace support operations and other measures undertaken by the Security Council of the United Nations according to the Charter of the UN, regional bodies or within regional bodies or agreements of the Russian Federation, or based on bilateral and multi-lateral international treaties of the Russian Federation and not being according to the Charter of the UN forced actions (further - peacekeeping activities), and also the international forced actions with use of armed forces performed according to the decision of the UN Security Council made according to the Charter of the UN for elimination of threat to peace, violations of the world or act of aggression.

Article 3.

The structure of the military and civil personnel provided by the Russian Federation for participation in the stipulated in Article 2 presents of the Federal Law of activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety can join the certain military personnel and military forming of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (military units and divisions with the corresponding arms and military equipment, means of support and providing), and also civilians certain representatives (or groups of representatives) federal executive bodies and federal state bodies.

Participation of military and civil personnel in activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety can include observation and control of observance of Cease-Fire Agreements and other hostile actions, separation of conflicting parties, disarmament and disbandment of their divisions, production of engineering and other works, assistance in the problem resolution of refugees, rendering medical, other humanitarian aid, accomplishment of police and other functions on safety of the population and respect for human rights, and also maintaining according to the Charter of the UN of the international forced actions.

The Russian Federation can participate in peacekeeping activities also by means of provision of food, medicines, other humanitarian assistance, means of communication, vehicles and other material resources.

Article 4.

If in connection with provision of military and civil personnel by the Russian Federation for participation in activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety the conclusion of the international treaty of the Russian Federation, the decision on negotiation and signing of the specified international treaty is supposed is accepted by the President of the Russian Federation or the Government of the Russian Federation within the powers determined by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws.

In case of the conclusion of the international treaty of the Russian Federation about provision of military and civil personnel by the Russian Federation for participation in activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety this agreement is subject to ratification in the procedure established by the Federal Law if implementation of such agreement requires allocation of additional budgetary appropriations or the agreement provides military forming of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for participation outside the territory of the Russian Federation in the international forced actions with use of armed forces, and also on other bases established by the Federal Laws.

Article 5.

The Russian Federation independently taking into account its obligations determines by the Charter of the UN and other international treaties in each case feasibility of the participation in activities for maintenance or recovery of international peace and safety.

Operation of this Federal Law does not extend much uses of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation when implementing the inalienable right of the Russian Federation to individual or collective self-defense for reflection of armed attack according to article 51 of the Charter of the UN.

Chapter II. Procedure for decision making about provision of military and civil personnel by the Russian Federation for participation in peacekeeping activities

Article 6.

The decision on the direction out of limits of the territory of the Russian Federation of the certain military personnel for participation in peacekeeping activities is made by the President of the Russian Federation.

The president of the Russian Federation determines the area of actions of the specified military personnel, their tasks, subordination, term of stay and replacement procedure, and also establishes according to the Federal Laws additional guarantees and compensations to the specified military personnel and members of their families.

The president of the Russian Federation makes the decision on response of the specified military personnel if in connection with change of the international military-political situation their further participation in peacekeeping activities becomes inexpedient.

Article 7.

The decision on the direction out of limits of the territory of the Russian Federation of military forming of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for participation in peacekeeping activities is made by the President of the Russian Federation based on the resolution of the Federation Council on possibility of use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation.

The offer made by the President of the Russian Federation in the Federation Council shall include data on the area of actions of the specified military forming, on their tasks, total number, about type and structure of arms, subordination, the term of stay or procedure for its prolongation, replacement procedure and about conclusion conditions, and also about the additional guarantees and compensations by the serviceman of military forming established according to the Federal Laws and to members of their families.

The president of the Russian Federation makes the decision on withdrawal of the specified military forming if in connection with change of the international military-political situation their further participation in peacekeeping activities becomes inexpedient.

The President of the Russian Federation informs the Federation Council and the State Duma on the made decisions.

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