Skip to comments.Expanded meeting of the Federal Security Service board (Putin Speech Today)
Posted on 04/07/2014 8:02:11 AM PDT by tcrlaf
Vladimir Putin took part in an expanded meeting of the Federal Security Service board.
PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good afternoon,
At this expanded meeting today, we will discuss the Federal Security Services results over the recent period and outline the priorities ahead (SNIP)
Russias laws today give us the conditions we need for non-governmental and public organisations to work freely and transparently.
But we will never accept for them to be used for destructive purposes. We will not accept a situation such as happened in Ukraine, when in many cases it was through non-governmental organizations that the nationalist and neo-Nazi groups and militants, who became the shock troops in the anti-constitutional coup detat, received funding from abroad.
I ask you to pay attention too, to setting up the FSBs branches in the new Russian Federation constituent entities of Crimea and Sevastopol. Their tasks will include making sure that people with a criminal past and advocates of various radical and extremist movements people who want to prevent the regions normal development, in other words do not burrow their way into government bodies there.
Colleagues, counterintelligence has always been one of the FSBs main areas of work. This is indeed an important part of your responsibilities. Last year alone, the security services put an end to the activities of 46 employees of foreign intelligence services and 258 of their agents.
This part of the speech wasn't just a rehash.
The Russian Government appears to be saying now that the entire leadership in Kiev is illegitimate, that it is supported by non-government organizations, and foreign backers who destabilized the country, and that it represents, the kinds of existential threats that the FSB is tasked with defeating.
This sounds like a warning to me. Is anybody in Washington listening?
FSB is the main federal law enforcement body in Russia. Its the successor to the old KGB and occupies the same building on Lubyanka Square once occupied by its notorious predecessor. It oversees protection of the constitutional order, fighting extremism, terrorism and drug smuggling and it performs counter-intelligence work. It has a federal presence in all of Russia’s 85 federal subjects.
> Russias laws today give us the conditions we need for non-governmental and public organisations to work freely and transparently. But we will never accept for them to be used for destructive purposes. We will not accept a situation such as happened in Ukraine...
IOW, the murderous thug Putin is saying that only Russian law exists in Ukraine. The sooner the forensics team is scraping what’s left of that c-s off what’s left of the inside of his car, the better off the world will be.