Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a college meeting of the Russian Federal Security Service. Photo: Gavriil Grigorov / Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation / TASS
Vladimir Putin personally came to the Lubyanka to speak with the Chekists at the enlarged meeting of the FSB.
– Unfortunately there are casualties in our ranks, the leadership must support the families. Now the priorities”, the president summed up last year, before immediately moving on to the tasks for 2023.
The head of the country listed, point by point, what the special services will have to do in the first place:
1. Help establish security agencies in new regions.
“The trust of the residents of Donbass and Novorossiya is our reliable and most important support,” Putin stressed.
2. The border between Russia and Ukraine must be under special control. The chekists will have to “put up a barrier” in the path of the saboteurs.
3. It is necessary to strengthen counterintelligence. Personal data, information about technology and the latest weapons must be protected.
“Western special services have traditionally always actively worked ‘in Russia’, and now they have thrown additional personnel, technical and other resources against us,” recalled the head of the country.
4. Well, we must not forget about terrorism. The President noted that there were more crimes of this type during the year.
“Obviously, this is related to the kyiv regime’s attempts to use terrorist methods,” he said.
5. Putin said that enemies actively use social networks to promote extremism. Young people in this case are “the most vulnerable category.”
– It is necessary to identify those who are trying to divide and weaken our society, who use separatism and nationalism as a weapon. This has also always applied to our country, and now the most active attempts are attempts to activate all this scum on our land, the Russian leader ordered.
6. In the end, Vladimir Vladimirovich instructed the FSB to monitor the spending of budget money, fighting against its illegal use.