MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the establishment of a special coordination council headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to support the needs of Russia’s Armed Forces.
"I ask the Government to prepare a draft executive order of the President on the establishment of a special coordination council. It will be headed by the Prime Minister," the head of state said on Wednesday at the Security Council’s meeting. The council members are to be deputy prime ministers, representatives of law enforcement agencies, the socioeconomic bloc of the Cabinet, the Presidential Administration and the State Council. This will ensure close cooperation with all the country’s regions, Putin said.
According to the list of assignments posted on the Kremlin’s website, this coordination council will be set up "to meet any needs that arise during the course of the special military operation." In particular, this refers to supplies and repair of armament, military and special equipment, materials, medical and sanitary services, maintenance and other activities, and logistics. Putin instructed Mishustin to report the activities of the coordination council to him on a weekly basis.