Kremlin bill on using army abroad to 'protect citizens'

(BBC NEWS) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has introduced a bill to parliament that would allow the country’s armed forces to intervene beyond Russia’s borders.

The bill would allow Russian troops to be used abroad “to rebuff or prevent an aggression against another state” or “protect Russian citizens abroad”.

Mr Medvedev said the bill was linked to last year’s war with Georgia over South Ossetia, Russia’s Interfax reports.

via BBC NEWS | Europe | Kremlin bill on using army abroad.

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