In a meeting on security issues, the senior Russian official recalled that starting from 2014, Kiev, under the US external control, “was intensively explored by NATO countries´ armed forces and pumped with modern weapons.”
He stressed that the member countries of the bloc sent their instructors to encourage Kiev to carry out a military offensive against the Donetsk and Luhansk People´s Republic and provoke a military conflict with Russia.
During his speech, Patrushev stressed that in the current context the southern regions of Russia must ensure reliable functioning of the integrated system of emergency notification of the population in case of such a threat.
“It is necessary for civil defense protection structures to be in proper condition everywhere to exclude cases of unauthorized decisions being made with respect to federally owned objects,” he instructed.
According to the secretary of the Russian Defense Council, another priority is the strengthening of the material and technical base to cope with such tasks, as well as the recruitment of highly qualified personnel who can ensure the chemical and biological security of the territories.