More than 30 terrorist attacks against Russia’s transport foiled over the past two years
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Over the past two years Russia’s transport facilities have been fully protected from terrorist attacks, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev told a conference on measures to enhance transport security in Moscow on Tuesday.
“It is extremely important that starting from 2018 Russia’s transport has been completely secure from terrorist attacks,” Medvedev said. According to the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, “34 terrorist attacks were foiled in 2019 and about one thousand terrorists and their accomplices were neutralized and detained.”
Medvedev said that “in recent years the authorities built a rather effective system of protecting the transport industry from criminal encroachments.”
“In 2020, there have been 24 illegal interventions targeted against transport facilities. Last year saw many more of them – 517,” Medvedev said.
He believes that this positive trend is a result of the “attention that the government has always paid to transport security issues.”
Medvedev appreciated the routine work in the field and continued improvement of the regulatory control of the transport industry and the supervision measures being taken.
Russia should tighten measures on protecting nuclear-powered vessels’ anchorages, Dmitry Medvedev stated. “It is necessary to take additional measures to protect permanent bases as well as sites of temporary anchorage of nuclear-powered vessels,” Medvedev stressed.
According to him, Russia’s National Guard should accomplish this mission. “The strengthening of our positions in the Arctic and security of other rather important hubs and facilities directly depends on this,” Medvedev said.
The high-ranking security official noted that ensuring transport safety is in many ways protecting the country’s national interests. “The more so since we all understand very well that criminals and terrorists constantly look for new opportunities to carry out their criminal activities,” he said.