Diplomat says UN may act as mediator at Astana talks between Damascus and oppositionRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 21:31
Expert believes Brexit to bring UK closer to USWorld January 17, 20:29
Italian Foreign Ministry: It is necessary to assess conditions for returning to G8 formatWorld January 17, 20:04
Russia hopes ECHR will cancel its ruling on Dima Yakovlev Law — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 19:35
Preserving Moldova's neutrality impossible without partnership with Russia — presidentWorld January 17, 19:10
OPEC to monitor oil production, export — Saudi Arabian Energy MinisterBusiness & Economy January 17, 18:57
Group of Sukhoi-24M bombers to return from Syria soon — Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense January 17, 18:50
Russian reconciliation center reports over 1,130 Syrian settlements join ceasefireWorld January 17, 18:47
Over 5,000 Syrians get medical aid from Russian doctorsWorld January 17, 18:37
MOSCOW, July 29 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Security Council considers it necessary to develop measures to prevent the damage to the environment, the Council’s secretary, Nikolai Patrushev, said.
Speaking at the Security Council session in Ulan Ude on Monday, Patrushev said, “In compliance with report to the Russian President ‘On the State of National Security of the Russian Federation and Measures to Strengthen It’ we drew a conclusion that the state of the environment is dissatisfactory. The environment in the Russian Federation continues to deteriorate.”
“Manmade impact on nature grows. And state environmental supervision is insufficient,” Patrushev said.
He said the Security Council had discussed certain issues of water using and the protection of water resources in Omsk in February. The Yekaterinburg meeting focused on additional measures to ensure environmental security while using processing waste. This issue was a priority one at the meeting in Belgorod, the Security Council secretary said.
“Today we’ll discuss the problem as a whole and determine measures to improve the state’s policy towards ensuring environmental security. We’ll discuss key issues to preserve the unique environmental area - Baikal Lake,” Patrushev said.