Russia warns of increased risk of attacks on its territory

Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, warned of a “significant” increase in the risk of terrorist attacks and accused Ukraine of attempting to destabilize the country and intimidate its population.

“The risks of terrorist attacks using drones against critical and potentially dangerous facilities have significantly increased,” said Patrushev, quoted by the TASS news agency, during a meeting in the city of Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi region, regarding the situation in the Northwest Federal District of Russia.

He added that these attacks could also target crowded places and transportation infrastructure, emphasizing the need to take “immediate measures to prevent possible sabotage attempts.”

Regarding Ukraine, he warned that it is “trying to aggravate and destabilize the situation in the territory of Russia, especially in its border regions.”

“Last year, a total of 13 foreign nationals suspected of being involved with Ukrainian intelligence services were prevented from entering Russia,” Patrushev said.

He emphasized that all tasks to ensure border security in the Northwest Federal District must be strictly fulfilled due to the “increased threats to national security in the border area due to Finland’s entry into NATO and the scheduled entry of Sweden into the Atlantic bloc.”

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