December 21, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed on Wednesday that over 60 terrorist attacks have been foiled by security services in 2017 alone.
“This year, the security services have foiled the plans of preparing over 60 terror-related crimes,” Putin said at a special ceremony devoted to Security Service Workers’ Day.
“International terrorism today involves both lone terrorists and networked deeply clandestine structures and underground, so-called sleeper cells,” the Russian president explained.
“It is necessary to strengthen both external and internal contours of Russia anti-terror security, carry out work to eliminate financial and recruitment networks, counter the attempts by extremists and radicals to influence the youth, the attempts to spread the ideology of hatred, religious intolerance and aggressive nationalism,” Putin said.
“Counterintelligence and intelligence bodies shoulder great responsibility. [They] must provide a reliable barrier to foreign interference into our public and political life and thwart any efforts of the foreign special services that, and it is not a secret, do everything to intensify their activities in Russia,” Putin said.
“You should provide informational and analytical support to the state’s crucial decisions in defense and foreign affairs,” Putin said.
“Equally effective should your efforts be in other major fields, namely in the struggle against crime and corruption, in the border control, in the protection of state and special facilities and in ensuring reliability of systems of government communications and management,” the president continued.