Putin: the SVR solves complex problems, including the identification of external threats

MOSCOW, December 19. An important task of the foreign intelligence Service of the Russian Federation is the timely detection of external threats to national security, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

“Difficult tasks are the foreign intelligence Service, which tomorrow will celebrate its 95th anniversary,” said Putin, speaking in the State Kremlin Palace at a gala evening dedicated to the Day of worker of security agencies of the Russian Federation.

“It is important to quickly identify external threats to Russia’s security, to bring comprehensive analytical information in a timely manner to report on the progress and possible development of regional conflicts”, – said the head of state.

“Commendable actions of the staff of the state protection, including the celebrations on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Victory, as well as summits of the Shanghai cooperation organization, BRICS and other large-scale international forums and meetings,” Putin said.