MOSCOW, February 26. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin thanked the FSB for its work on ensuring Russia’s security.
“I would like to thank you for the competent actions of security and stable development of Russia, including those of our comrades who work in the line of military counterintelligence, referring to support for the activities of our airmen during counter-terrorism operations in Syria and anti-terrorism units, operating within the country”, – said the head of state at the Board of the FSB.
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The President also demanded from the Federal security service “to protect the crooks from” public funds, primarily allocated to defence and security.
“Another important area is the provision of economic security of the country in the past year in the fight against organized crime, suppressed the activity of 98 groups according to the materials of the security authorities for committing economic crimes prosecuted and convicted by 2200 people,” – said the head of state.
He instructed the service “to activate this work, to focus on the fight against corruption, embezzlement and misuse of budget funds, primarily allocated for state armaments programme and the state defence order”.
Putin regularly participates in the meetings of the boards of various agencies, first of all, power. As a rule, they are held in the beginning of the year to evaluate the results of the past period and to define new goals. The last time the President of the Russian Federation participated in the meeting of the Board of the FSB on 26 March 2015.
In 1998-1999 Putin headed the FSB.
Putin the FSB has warned that “enemies abroad” are already preparing for the fall elections in Russia