26 Apr 2018 18:32

Interaction between special services to ensure security at major events should be continued - Patrushev

SOCHI. April 26 (Interfax) - Russia is calling for expanding cooperation between the special services in ensuring security at major events, including at the World Cup, which Russia will host for the first time, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said.

"The conference focused on the issue of ensuring security at significant public, cultural and sports events. It was noted that a serious international experience of cooperation between law enforcement agencies and special services as part of run-up and holding of festivals, forums and sports events, including at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has been gained," Patrushev told reporters in the wake of the meeting of senior security officials underway in Sochi.

"Interaction in this area should be continued. This will make it possible to ensure the highest level of security at events of the sort, and it is especially topical for us, during the FIFA World Cup, which Russia will host in 11 cities this summer," the Security Council secretary said.