NOVO-OGARYOVO, January 29. /TASS/. The security situation in the Russian Far East is far from clear, but Moscow is aware of all the threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday, opening a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council.
"There is no need for me to highlight the importance and fundamental nature of the [Russian] Far East region for our country. <…> Today, I suggest we talk about the issues related to ensuring security of the Russian Federation on this track," he said. "The situation is developing in a complicated fashion. We know about all these threats. Let’s talk about this in more detail."
The president also underlined that this is precisely why certain agencies and the government in general work constantly on development issues of the Russian Far East region.
The meeting is held via videoconference and attended by Speaker of the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker of the State Duma (lower house) Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Head of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Chief of the Presidential Staff Anton Vaino, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.