Putin demanded that the prosecutor’s office deal harshly with attempts to destabilize Russia

The Prosecutor General’s Office must strengthen the fight against extremism, given the increase in the number of such crimes against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, he saidRussian resident Vladimir Putin at an extended meeting of the faculty board.

“Prosecutors should be more active in countering extremism. <…> I am asking for a strong reaction to attempts to destabilize the socio-political situation in the country,” said the head of state (quoted from Interfax).

The concept of extremism includes a rapid political change, violation of the territorial integrity of the country, terrorist activity and its justification, incitement to social, racial, national, religious hatred and other activities.

On the other hand Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov announced a multiple increase “anti-Russian propaganda, incitement to violence and illegal public actions” due to the war in Ukraine. “There are many people who want to disturb the peace of the Russian people, spread fear and panic. The techniques they use become more sophisticated each time,” he said.

Krasnow drew attention to the need for close cooperation with law enforcement authorities in order to ensure anti-terrorist protection of critical infrastructure, transport and places of mass residence of people. “We’ve talked about it more than once, but the threats coming from Kiev set a completely different tone when setting these tasks,” he added.

Earlier, Putin demanded that the Federal Security Service intensify its efforts to catch foreign spies and crack down on “scum” in Russia, which is trying to divide society from the inside. “It is imperative to identify and stop the illegal activities of those who are trying to divide and weaken our society, using separatism, nationalism, neo-Nazism and xenophobia as weapons,” he said.

In this regard, Putin ordered the FSB officers to be sent to all places of mass concentration of people, so that they would be “permanently in sight” along with transport hubs, enterprises of the fuel and energy complex and the military-industrial complex. At the same time, he appealed for the intensification of work on the border service of the FSB – the state border “must be thoroughly guarded, and attempts to breach it must be stopped quickly and effectively.”

Soon after, the governor of the Bryansk region announced that a sabotage and reconnaissance group from Ukraine had entered the area. As a result two people were killed and a ten-year-old child was injured. This was written by telegram channels and state agencies a group of 50 people broke through the border, entered the villages of Suszany and Lubeczany, took over hostage of several local residents, blown up substation and gas station, and then vanished into thin air.

The FSB announced the launch of an operation to “destroy” the saboteurs, but eventually announced that the group had been “squeezed” into the territory of Ukraine. The fact that dozens of intruders left Russia safely was explained by the services as the need to “avoid civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure.”


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