The Russian State Duma has submitted a draft law on changes to the criminal code, which provides for the serving of punishment for

those convicted

in the area of ​​hostilities.

This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the evening briefing on October 1.

It is noted that the Russian occupying forces continue to suffer losses in manpower, weapons and military equipment.

"The enemy lost about 60 people killed and wounded, as well as four units of military equipment, as a result of fire damage to an enemy object in the Zoloty area of ​​Luhansk region," the report says.

The General Staff states that the Russian military leadership carefully tries to hide the losses of personnel in this war, and also continues to search for ways to replenish the losses in manpower.

"In particular, due to the legalization of the involvement of prisoners in the war. According to the available information, a draft law on changes to the criminal code of the Russian Federation has been submitted for consideration by the Russian State Duma, which provides for serving the sentence of convicts in the area of ​​hostilities," the summary says.

In the temporarily captured territory of Ukraine, the Russian occupation authorities, grossly violating the rules of warfare and human rights, intensified measures for the forced mobilization of the male population of conscription age to replenish the losses of Russian military units.

"For the timely implementation of mobilization measures and suppression of the resistance of the local population, additional units of the Russian Guard have arrived in the cities of Berdyansk and Melitopol," the General Staff added.

We will remind, the head of the Luhansk OVA, Serhii Gaidai, said on the telethon that 

Russia uses its prisoners in the war against Ukraine as "cannon fodder".

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