Putin: Everything Must Be Done to Protect Rights, Security of New Russian Regions' Residents
21:37 GMT 11.01.2023 (Updated: 17:13 GMT 30.04.2023)
© Sputnik / Grigory SysoevPins depicting a Donetsk People's Republic flag are pictured at the DPR embassy used as a polling station during the referendum on the joining of Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic to Russia, in Moscow, Russia
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - It is important to do everything possible to protect the constitutional rights and security of new Russian regions' residents, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
In his congratulations to prosecutor's office employees on their professional holiday, Putin said countering extremism and corruption, protecting the rights of entrepreneurs and environmental protection remain the key areas of work.
"And, of course, it is important to assist the complex, comprehensive work to integrate new regions of Russia into the country's unified legal framework, to do everything to protect constitutional rights and security of people living here," he said.
Referendums on the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions becoming part of Russia were held on September 23-27, 2022. Most voters supported joining Russia. Putin signed relevant treaties with the territories' heads on September 30.
The Russian president added that Russia's prosecutor's office should pay special attention to the rights of the military personnel, the mobilized soldiers and volunteers participating in the ongoing special military operation.
"It is to pay special attention to respecting the rights of soldiers, mobilized ones, and volunteers. I would like to emphasize that prosecutors have all the necessary powers to effectively address these and other important tasks. I am sure you will do your best to do so," the Russian president said in his congratulatory speech to prosecutors on their professional holiday.
"I specifically draw attention to the need to strengthen oversight of the timely implementation of the state defense orders."
Putin further noted that the main aspect in the work of prosecutors is for Russians to feel that they are under the protection of the law.
Russian prosecutors celebrate their professional holiday on Thursday, January 12.