Moscow, 20 Dec – AIF-Moscow.
Vladimir Putin said that foreign intelligence services are trying to become more active in Russia and to interfere in its internal Affairs, RIA Novosti reported.
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Speaking at the solemn evening devoted to Day of workers of security agencies, the President stressed that the attempts of the intelligence services should be prohibited. The responsibility for this, according to Putin, assigned to counter-intelligence and intelligence units.
“We need to put a reliable barrier to external intervention in our public and political life, to suppress the activities of foreign intelligence services, which — and it’s no secret — people are trying to intensify their work in Russia”, — said the Russian leader.
Security officers are now “overplayed foreign intelligence,” he said. He stressed the need “to work for the destruction of the financial and recruitment networks of criminals, to counter attempts by extremists and radicals to influence the youth.”
Putin also said that in 2017 the security agencies managed to thwart plans for the training of more than 60 terrorist crimes.
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