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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Anti-Terror Law Signed

President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Monday legislation allowing the military to shoot down hijacked planes.

The anti-terrorism law authorizes the downing of hijacked planes if it appears that terrorists intend to attack key facilities or populated areas.

The law also allows the military to attack ships being used in a terrorist act. Shooting the planes or ships would be permitted even if hostages are on board.