Bortnikov told about the averted attacks and destroyed the terrorists

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Federal security service Alexander Bortnikov. Archival photoBortnikov told about the averted attacks and destroyed the terrorists© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The Director of the FSB of Russia, Chairman of the National antiterrorist Committee (NAK) Alexander Bortnikov on Tuesday summed up the results of law enforcement line-of-terror for the year. According to him, in 2017, Russia prevented 18 major terrorist attacks, eliminated 78 of the terrorists and their accomplices.

The FSB also prevented in the Moscow region, the activities of the group, preparing attacks in the New year and during the election campaign, law enforcement agencies fully control the situation in the country on dealing with terrorism, Bortnikov said.

Foiled major terrorist attacks

At the Board meeting of the NAC Bortnikov said that in 2017 Russia had prevented 18 major terrorist attacks, suppressed the activity of 56 clandestine terrorist cells. According to him, the results of the analysis of the information received indicate the continuing attempts by the leaders of international terrorist organizations to create pockets of terrorist activity in various regions of the Russian Federation.

«Confirmation of this trend is the Commission of terrorist acts in St. Petersburg and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district, preventing on the stage of preparation 61 of terrorist crimes, including 18 attacks, which were planned in places of mass stay of people for critical facilities, as well as the suppression of the activities of 56 clandestine terrorist cells,» — said the Director of the FSB.

The elimination and detention of terrorists

In 2017, the country eliminated 78 of the terrorists and their accomplices, arrested 1018 bandits. In addition, security forces of the Russian Federation in the past year prevented the entry of more than 17.5 thousand foreign nationals suspected of involvement in terrorism, as well as travel abroad, more than 80 people who planned to fight on the side of the terrorists, said Bortnikov.

«Protection of information space adopted additional measures stopped functioning over two thousand terrorist and extremist resources, limited access to one and a half thousands of Internet sites,» — said the Director of the FSB.

According to him, «this significantly complicated international terrorist organizations recruit supporters and coordinate their activities with the use of modern information technology.» Thanks to the prevention of terrorism managed to persuade to abandon criminal activities more than 650 people, he said.

Bortnikov also said that the FSB prevented in the Moscow region, the activities of a group of immigrants from Central Asia are preparing attacks on New year and in the period of campaign for elections of the President of the Russian Federation.

«Yesterday in the Moscow region in a special operation of the FSB of Russia stopped the activities of a group of immigrants from Central Asia who planned terrorist acts, including with participation of suicide during the Christmas holidays and in the period of campaign for elections of the President of the Russian Federation. Terrorists have seized improvised explosive devices, firearms and ammunition, dismantled a laboratory for the manufacture of tools of terror,» — said Bortnikov at the meeting of the NAC.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December.

The confederations Cup was calm

During the Russia football confederations Cup in 2017 there has been terrorism-related crimes, said Director of the FSB.

«Thanks to the coordinated work of all subjects of counteraction to terrorism is not committed terrorist acts in the course of the confederations Cup in football», — said Bortnikov.

The confederations Cup in 2017 was held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi from June 17-July 2. The world Cup will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The tournament matches will take Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Yekaterinburg, Sochi.

Current threats

Speaking about the latest security threats, Bortnikov said that after the liberation of Syria from the terrorists, the real danger is the return to Russia of former members of armed gangs.

«In connection with the release of the government army of Syria with the support of the Russian armed forces last strongholds of the international terrorist organization ISIS (banned in Russia — ed.) leaders and militants are forced to seek ways to continue terrorist activities on the territory of other States, including the Russian Federation», — said Bortnikov.

«In these conditions the real danger is the return to Russia of former members of illegal armed groups from the Middle East, which may be part of armed groups, clandestine cells and participate in shaping their posobnitsey base and recruiting new militants,» he added.

A serious threat to the Director of the FSB called «the activities of Ukrainian state authorities and radical organizations» which aims «to destabilize the situation in the territory of the Republic of Crimea».

Under control

Bortnikov told about the averted attacks and destroyed the terrorists© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in photobombing called actions of the Ukrainian radicals in Crimea serious agrotourismus to the complicated situation, Russian law enforcement agencies fully control the situation in the country on dealing with terrorism, Bortnikov said.

«The situation on the territory of the Russian Federation in the field of counter-terrorism is compounded periodically. While law enforcement agencies fully control the situation and its aggravation take all necessary measures,» he said.

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