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Social Issues – Top Russian parliamentarians concurred that the recent plot to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was intended to further destabilize Russia in what is already proving to be a volatile elections period.
Ukrainian and Russian special services uncovered the nefarious plot, which was masterminded by Russia’s most-wanted terrorist, Doku Umarov.
Umarov’s complex scheme included a plethora of terrorist attacks on Russian territory, capped off with a roadside bomb intended to kill Prime Minister and presidential candidate Putin.
A former head of the Federal Security Service and now a State Duma secretary, Nikolay Kovalev, said the number of terrorist plots has sharply increased and that special services must give any such threat their full attention.
Kovalev also articulated that Umarov, along with other international terrorists aiming to destabilize Russia, see Putin as a “guarantor of stability.”
Irina Yarovaya, the head of the Lower House Committee echoed that sentiment for Security and Countering Corruption, and said that Putin is the primary threat against criminals and terrorists. She added that the thwarted attempt on the Prime Minister’s life was proof that “the anti-terrorist policy of the Russian authorities was justified and successful.”
“All Vladimir Putin’s actions, starting with his work as the FSB director and ending with his current position, have been aimed at fighting with bandit formations, organized crime and terrorism,” said Viktor Ozerov, head of the Defense and Security Committee of the Upper House.
“Putin has stepped on the throat and tail of many a terrorist and this is why the preparations for such terrorist attack are hardly a surprise,” he added.
Read more at RT.