Putin praises FSB and Foreign Intelligence Service
Putin pointed out that the FSB has shown good results in other areas, for example, in countering foreign intelligence services.
For the 9 months of 2019, the FSB prevented 39 terrorist crimes, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at a meeting with senior officers and prosecutors on the occasion of their appointment to higher posts and assignment of ranks to them, TASS reports. Putin pointed out that the FSB has shown good results in other areas, for example, in countering foreign intelligence services.
Putin also noted the work of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) and emphasized that it conducts a deep and systematic analysis of the international situation, as well as regional and global threats. The SVR materials are becoming the basis of strategic decisions, Putin specified.
In October, the head of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, already said that since the beginning of the year 39 terrorist attacks have been prevented, 49 terrorist cells have been eliminated, 32 terrorists have been neutralized, almost 700 have been detained, more than 20 have refused terrorist activities. Also, from the beginning of the year, access to 8,000 websites with destructive content was limited.