Medvedev has proposed to introduce responsibility for the attack on the postal workers

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability in photobacteria-Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and General Director of FSUE Post of Russia Nikolai Podguzov during the meeting. 24 January 2018Medvedev has proposed to introduce responsibility for the attack on the postal workers© RIA Novosti / Dmitry attachability to the photobank

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed to consider what rules can be developed for the protection of postal workers from attacks by analogy with the medical profession.

At the meeting with head of Cabinet of the General Director of «Mail of Russia» Nikolay Podguzov told about the frequent cases of attacks on employees.

«I want to draw your attention, Mr President, on the recent increase in attacks on employees of the postal service. Such cases in 2017 was 95. Sometimes they end with bodily harm the employees of postal industry, and sometimes fatal, unfortunately. In this regard, I would like to ask the government to consider introducing in the legislation the responsibility for the attack on the employees of postal communication by analogy, as is currently done in the assault on the lives and health of medical workers» – said Podguzov.

«As for your proposals to improve legislation, including the protection of life and health of the employees of our postal system, let’s see what the rules are can be developed by analogy with other rules aiming at the protection of the life and health of people who provide various services – social services, public services throughout the country», — said Medvedev.

In June 2017, the state Duma adopted in the first reading the draft laws providing punishment up to imprisonment for up to five years for attack on medical workers, obstructing their activities and blocking ambulances.