Medvedev instructed to create a rapid response team to protect the metro


RIA Novosti. Vladimir Astapkovich

By order of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Russia, to protect metro against any illegal interference in Russia will create a rapid response team. The corresponding decree published on the official website of the government.

“To protect metro against acts of unlawful interference form (form) and (or) to involve according to plans of the metro facilities of the division of transport security, including rapid response teams, specially equipped, mobile, round the clock performing tasks on response preparation or committing of acts of unlawful interference in the area of traffic safety of the underground”, – stated in the document.

Rapid response team will work around the clock.

According to the document, within three months will also be assessed the vulnerability of metro facilities.

Monday, April 3, in St. Petersburg metro, an explosion occurred on the stretch between metro stations “Sennaya Ploschad” and “Tekhnologichesky Institut-2”. It was reported that the accident 14 people died, 49 victims remain in hospitals. Another explosion at the station “Ploshchad Rebellion” was averted.

A criminal case under article “Terrorist act”.

The main suspect is a native of Central Asia, a Russian citizen Akbarjon Jalilov who had connections with the Syrian rebels.