Vladimir Putin Declares All Russian Military Deaths State Secrets

Vladimir Putin has declared that all military deaths will be classified as state secrets--not just in times of war but also in peace. It's a move that activists worry might further discourage the reporting of Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine.
The Russian president has amended a decree to extend the list of state secrets. It will include information on casualties during special operations when war has not been declared, among other changes. Previously, the list had only forbidden “revealing personnel losses in wartime”.



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