Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov meets Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the joint headquarters of the Russian armed forces in this picture released on December 17, 2022 [Gavriil Grigorov/Sputnik/Kremlin via Reuters]  

Reuters: Putin orders FSB to step up surveillance of Russians and borders 

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the Federal Security Services to step up surveillance of Russian society and the country’s borders to prevent risks from abroad and traitors at home. 

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Security Services Day – widely celebrated in Russia – Putin said the “emergence of new threats” increases the need for greater intelligence activity.

“Work must be intensified through the border services and the Federal Security Service (FSB),” Putin said. 

“Any attempts to violate it (the border) must be thwarted quickly and effectively using whatever forces and means we have at our disposal, including mobile action units and special forces.” 

Putin instructed the FSB to maximise their “use of the operational, technical and personnel potential” to tighten control of the society.  

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WNU Editor: Russia is under wartime security measures right now. This “order” from Putin is just repeating what has already issued at the beginning of the war. 

 Putin Orders The Federal Security Services To Step Up Security On Strategic Installations And Infrastructure  

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Putin orders Russian Federal Security Service to keep an eye on strategic targets and infrastructure — Ukrayinska Pravda