Putin orders FSB to step up surveillance of Russians and borders

The Jerusalem Post reports: “President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the Federal Security Services to step up surveillance of Russian society and the country’s borders to prevent risks from abroad and traitors at home.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Security Services Day – widely celebrated in Russia – Putin said the ‘emergence of new threats’ increases the need for greater intelligence activity.

‘Work must be intensified through the border services and the Federal Security Service (FSB),’ Putin said.

‘Any attempts to violate it (the border) must be thwarted quickly and effectively using whatever forces and means we have at our disposal, including mobile action units and special forces.’

Putin instructed the FSB to maximize their ‘use of the operational, technical and personnel potential’ to tighten control of the society…”

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