MOSCOW, February 24. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the activity of 72 career staffers and more than 400 agents of foreign secret services was foiled in Russia last year.
"The activity of 72 career staffers and 423 agents of foreign secret services was thwarted in Russia last year," Putin said at a board meeting of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) on Wednesday.
"It is important to continue to enhance the protection of confidential information and to prevent leaks of classified military information and data about cutting-edge technologies and research and development by our research centers and enterprises of the defense-industrial complex," Putin told FSB personnel. "As you understand, there is a great deal for us to protect."