Putin needs to protect the Russian border against terrorists and illegal migrants

© Alexei Druzhinin/press-service of the Russian President/TASS

MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the most important task of protecting the border from terrorists, illegal migration and drug trafficking.

“First of all it is necessary to use an integrated approach in managing risks and threats concerning border security,” – said the head of state at a meeting of the security Council. He said that “we are talking about reliable protection of our territory from terrorists and extremists, transnational, cross-border crime, about the active work on suppression of channels of drug trafficking, illegal migration, smuggling of material and cultural values, strategic raw materials and biological resources”.

“Obviously, the result depends on clear and effective coordination and concerted actions of all agencies and services working directly on the border, and in General responsible for the security of the state and our citizens”, – said the President.