Matvienko: the Federation Council is ready to consider any suggestions of the intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks

Matvienko: the Federation Council is ready to consider any suggestions of the intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks

MOSCOW, November 18. The Federation Council is ready to consider any proposal by law enforcement agencies and special services to enhance the security of Russians and prevention of terrorist attacks, stated to journalists by the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, answering a question of the correspondent of TASS. “We are ready to consider any offers of law enforcement bodies, special services to enhance the security of our citizens and prevent terrorist acts,” the Senator said.

“First and foremost we are concerned about the national security of our country”

The speaker of Federation Council confirmed on Friday the Federal and regional legislators will hold a meeting on which will discuss measures to combat terrorism. “We, as Federal legislators, along with regional legislators can do a lot together in terms of improving legislation in the sphere of fight against terrorism,” said the Senator, adding that speech can go about tightening the rules. According to her, it will be the first coordination meeting for consolidation of the efforts not only of the Parliament, Federal, regional, and civil society institutions. “All those who can contribute to the fight against terrorism, development of measures for its prevention”, – she specified.

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Matvienko announced that at a joint meeting of parliamentarians and public representatives plan to discuss “the wide range of actions that need to take in Russia”. “First and foremost we are concerned about the national security of our country and our citizens”, – said the Senator. “One without the power of communities to cope effectively with this problem,” she concluded.

About the conduct of the chambers of the Federal Assembly joint meetings earlier informed the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin. “On Friday we are planning to hold a joint session of the two chambers of the Federal Assembly with participation of heads of regional legislative assemblies, representatives of religions, representatives of several community youth organizations. Theme – the fight against terrorism,” he said. “I would like to get out and on the adoption of the statement on this subject”, – said Sergey Naryshkin.

“Coordination will be strengthened”

According to the speaker of the Federation Council, to the joint struggle of Russia and France terrorism will soon join other countries. “The presidents of Russia and France are already in close contact, that is, since yesterday, we started our coordination in action against terrorists in Syria”, – said Matvienko, commenting on the agreements between the presidents of two countries Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande. However, she added that “this coordination will be strengthened”. “And I’m sure that such coordination will connect and other States,” added the Senator.

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She stressed that an understanding of the need to unite to fight terrorism “has finally come”, “which Russia talked for a long time”. “It is impossible for any state, whatever it may be powerful to solve this problem alone,” – said the speaker. She believes that that should not be delayed to avoid other tragedies and terrorism. The head of the Federation Council believes it is time “to discard small or large contradictions, discard ambition and unite the world community in the face of this terrible threat”.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin yesterday instructed the commander of the missile cruiser “Moskva”, which is already in the Mediterranean, to establish cooperation with French colleagues. The President also instructed the military “to develop with them a plan of joint actions both at sea and in the air.” French President Francois Hollande said that the aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” on November 19, leaves his home port and join operations in Syria.

“The guilty will be found”

The Chairman of the upper house of the Russian Parliament believes that those guilty in the crash of the Russian plane № A312 will be found and punished. “Maybe it will take time, but I have no doubt that they will be found, their names will be made public, and they will suffer severe punishment”, – said Matvienko.

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Earlier, the head of FSB Alexander Bortnikov reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the accident aircraft A321 Russian airlines “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight No. 9268 Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, was the result of a terrorist attack. According to him, the wreckage of things and traces of explosives foreign production.

Disaster A321 over the Sinai Peninsula, occurred on 31 October 2015, has become one of the largest in the history of world aviation. The A321 airliner companies “Kogalymavia” carried out a Charter flight from Sharm-El-Sheikh to St Petersburg. 23 minutes after departure the crew had lost radio communications and the aircraft disappeared from radar. Search teams found the wreckage of the plane near the town of Nekhel. All aboard 224 people, including 25 children, were killed.

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