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MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. The Russian National Guard servicemen have destroyed over the past week six infrastructure facilities of illegal armed groups in the North Caucasus, according to a release of the temporary information center of the Russian Federal Service of the National Guard Troops issued on Monday.
"The National Guard troops as part of the Joint Group of Troops (Forces) carried out six successful special operations in the North Caucasus region of Russia, during which destroyed six facilities of bandit infrastructure, seized 3 pieces of small arms and more than 6,000 ammunition rounds," the report says.
The federal service said that these figures were announced at a service meeting of the senior staff that was chaired by Director of the Russian Federal Service of the National Guard Troops General Viktor Zolotov.
It was said at the meeting that over the past seven days, the military servicemen have fulfilled 296 tasks for maintaining public order. "Together with police personnel, the military detained about 21,000 people over disturbing public order during mass events for various offenses and 204 people - on suspicion of committing a crime," the release says.
The information center added that a joint tactical and special exercise of the special force units of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of Russia and the Chinese People's Armed Police will be held within the framework of international cooperation in the Moscow and Smolensk regions in the period from July 2 to 16.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the creation of the National Guard in reorganization of the Interior Ministry troops at a meeting on April 5 with Interior Troops Commander Viktor Zolotov, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Director of the Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov and First Deputy Head of the Federal Migration Service Yekaterina Yegorova. Later the presidential decree on establishing the National Guard as a new federal service was published, after which a bill on the National Guard was submitted to Russia’s parliament. Under the presidential decree, Viktor Zolotov was appointed as the commander of Russia’s National Guard. The National Guard, which Russia is creating to fight terror and crime under a decree by Russian President Putin, will be prohibited to shoot at crowds, if people may be casually hurt, according to a bill submitted by Putin to parliament on April 6.