The existing on the territory of Russia groups of terrorists are coming from countries of the former Soviet Union migrant workers, told reporters Director of the Federal security service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov
“The results of the analysis of available information indicate that the backbone of the terrorist groups are CIS citizens arriving in Russia in labor migration flows”, — said Bortnikov said at last under his chairmanship the meeting of the National antiterrorist Committee (NAC) (quoted by “Interfax”).
The head of the FSB noted that in the migrant environment criminals is actively recruiting activities and recruited the perpetrators of the attacks.
Bortnikov stressed that his Department has “a large amount of operational information” that establishes the growth of the terrorist threat.
“The leaders of terrorist groups operating in the middle East as part of LIH [organization forbidden in Russia. — ] have the intention to carry out terrorist attacks in various regions of the world, including in Russia,” — said the head of the FSB.
In this regard Bortnikov called for the adoption of measures to increase the responsibility of officials in overseeing compliance with immigration laws, and businesses that use migrant labour.
“Another important area is countering the dissemination of terrorist propaganda, discrediting terrorist ideology and the avoidance of involvement in terrorist activities of persons from migrant families and other vulnerable social groups of the population”, — stated in the press service of the NAC, which quoted Bortnikov.
In the press service of the NAC also stressed that only in 2016, the security forces had prevented 16 attempts to commit terrorist acts in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg, Tula, Ufa, Sochi, Novosibirsk and Nizhny Novgorod. It was neutralized with 46 cells of international terrorist organizations, carried out the recruitment of citizens of Russia and CIS countries.
However, according to Bortnikov, the attack, which occurred April 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg, showed that accept Russia’s action is not yet fully meet the existing threats.
“The investigation showed the attack in the St. Petersburg metro, the operational work has not yet fully meet the threat posed by illegal terrorist organizations”, — said Bortnikov (quoted by “Interfax”).
Day 3 of April in the train on the stretch stations “Institute of Technology” and “Sennaya Ploschad” the Petersburg underground there was an explosion. According to the latest data of the Ministry of health, the victims of the explosion were 13 people, several dozen people were injured. On the same day at the station “Ploschad Vosstaniya” was found and neutralized another explosive device.
According to investigators, the suicide bomber died during the explosion in the subway, was 22-year-old native of Osh, ethnic Uzbeks About Jalilov.
On 7 April, a decision was made about the arrest of eight detainees in the criminal case about the explosion in the subway of Saint-Petersburg acquaintances Jalilova — Seyfulla Khakimova, Ibragimjon ermatova, Dilmurod Muidinova, Bahram Ergashev, Azamjon Makhmudov, Mahmadyusuf Mirzaalimova, Logisty Karimova and sodica Ortikova.
6 April, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reported that “the citizens of Central Asian republics”, which were previously in contact with Djalilova, was discovered “items relevant to the investigation.”
A source familiar with the investigation of the attack, said that the alleged accomplices Jalilova found items that can be used to make bombs.