11 Apr 2019 15:48

Fighting cybercrime, illegal migration main tasks for Interior Ministry - Putin

MOSCOW. April 11 (Interfax) - Fighting cybercrime and illegal migration are among the core tasks for the Russian Interior Ministry, President Vladimir Putin said.

The interior should focus on the biggest challenges to law and order and public safety; such efforts are "aimed at countering crime [and] illegal migration," Putin said during a meeting with top officers and prosecutors on the occasion of their promotion and rank assignment.

Achieving success in each of these, as well as other crucial areas largely "depends on top interior officials, including in the regions," he said.

Putin again praised the good coordination between police and security services in providing security during past major international competitions.

"Units of the Federal Service of National Guard troops have also proved themselves well. Relying on this positive experience, it is necessary to continue the professional strengthening of the National Guard cadres and pay particular attention to guarding restricted-access sites, special cargoes, communications, and control over firearm circulation," Putin said.

He also praised the work of the Federal Protection Service, whose officers are conscientiously fulfilling their duty of providing security for top government officials and strategic installations.