21 Jul 2010 12:07

Medvedev briefed on measures to deal with aftermath of blasts at Baksan hydropower plant

MOSCOW. July 21 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been briefed by Kabardino-Balkaria President Arsen Kanokov and Federal Security Service chief Alexander Bortnikov on measures being taken to tighten security at the republic's strategic facilities following a deadly bomb and gun attack at the Baksan hydropower plant.

The Russian leader was also informed that electricity supplies to homes had not been disrupted, the Kremlin press service reported.

"Bortnikov informed Medvedev about the investigation into the blasts at the Baksan hydropower plant and measures being taken to normalize the situation and to tighten security at strategic facilities," a Kremlin spokesman said.

Kanokov spoke about "efforts to deal with the aftermath of the blasts, and said that the republic is fully receiving electricity, which is coming in without disruptions," the spokesman said.

The blasts went off on a reserve facility. No special problems with electricity supplies will arise in the republic.