MOSCOW, February 12 – RIA Novosti. Unauthorized events are a violation of the law, their holding does not make it possible to provide the necessary security measures, including to conduct an inspection of those who want to come to them, Vasily Piskarev, head of the State Duma's Security and Anti-Corruption Committee, told reporters.
Earlier, sources in law enforcement agencies said that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham * directed its supporters “to commit crimes in various cities of Russia in places of massive street actions.” For this, according to sources, fighters are selected from Russia or neighboring countries. SVR director Sergei Naryshkin noted that signals about the militants' plans are received regularly, but the Russian special services have extensive experience in fighting international terrorism.
Piskarev recalled that in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation 15 years ago, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee was formed in Russia, anti-terrorist commissions were formed in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
“This made it possible to systematize and streamline measures to combat terrorism, to establish preventive work on the ground,” he said.
The parliamentarian stressed that over the past 15 years, the number of terrorist attacks has significantly decreased, and the coordinated work of the NAC, special services and law enforcement agencies makes it possible to neutralize groups of terrorists at the stage of preparation, before their actions led to the death of people. But all these positive moments, Piskarev believes, are not a reason to calm down: the Russian Federation has enough capabilities to effectively counter the terrorist threat, but nevertheless, in the fight against international terrorism, one must never lose vigilance, it is necessary to take very seriously the information that terrorists are being targeted there may be massive actions.
“Unauthorized events in themselves are a violation of the law. In addition, their holding does not make it possible to provide the necessary security measures, even if only to search those who want to come to them. We have already seen what this leads to. But it is easy to get into a chaotic crowd. criminals, dangerous criminals with prohibited objects and explosive devices can also get caught, the victims of which can be a huge number of innocent people, “he said.
Piskarev stressed that it is possible to resist the terrorist threat only together, observing the law and all security measures, providing assistance to law enforcement agencies.
* Terrorist organization banned in Russia