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MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. The level of terrorist and extremist threat still remains high, Director of the Russian National Guard Viktor Zolotov said on Friday.
"Despite the efforts from the international community, the level of terrorist and extremist threats remains high," he said, adding modern challenges to national security require consolidation in guarding all kinds of objects.
Russian Guard First Deputy Head Sergei Melikov said the guard has eliminated 125 militants and 287 facilities of illegal armed formations jointly with other law-enforcement agencies since it was established.
"The forces of Russia’s National Guard have ensured the protection of the state against internal threats jointly with other law-enforcement agencies in 2016," he said.
The Russian National Guard has taken part in over 160 special measures, he added.
"Under the common command of the National Anti-Terror Committee, the Russian Guard forces have eliminated 125 militants and destroyed 287 facilities of the illegal armed formations’ infrastructure in interaction with the FSB [the Federal Security Service] and the Interior Ministry," he said.
During counter-terror operations, law-enforcers seized 375 small arms, 53 grenade launchers, 11 flame throwers, over 70 kilograms of explosives and more than 195,000 pieces of ammunition from illegal possession, Melikov said.
The Russian guard’s special forces have freed 20 hostages and neutralized 80 armed groups since the beginning of the year, Melikov said.
Russia’s National Guard has also ensured security at 15 global and state events, and has also seized more than 2,000 firearms, over 290,000 pieces of ammunition, more than 56 kilograms of narcotic drugs and valuables worth over 1 billion rubles ($15 million), Melikov said.
Extra-departmental security personnel have ensured the security of over 31,000 facilities, more than 1 million apartments and 166,000 citizens’ property storage places, he added.
"The protection reliability indicator measured 99.9%," he said.