Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Putin holds meeting of Russian Security Council in Crimea
On August 13th, Russian President Vladimir Putin conducted the meeting of the Russian Security Council in the Crimea. According to Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, the meeting, in particular, was devoted to issues of external security of the peninsula, which the Ukrainian authorities say they intend to return. In addition to the external security of the Crimea,the meeting also discussed the functioning of law enforcement agencies within the Republic of Crimea and in the city of Sevastopol in particular. The discussion also included the issues related to the struggle against corruption in the Crimea and Sevastopol. Peskov said that the operative meeting with permanent members of the Security Council was held in full, ITAR-TASS reports. "After the meeting, Putin will meet with acting governor of Sevastopol and acting head of the Republic of Crimea. They will discuss issues related to the functioning of urban and republican economy, power supplies - that is, issues related to the daily life of these subjects of the Russian Federation," said Peskov. The Security Council meeting was one of a number of activities of the president, scheduled for his two-day visit to the Crimea, which began on August 13. Putin also plans to meet with members of the Russian parliament. Many media outlets assumed that Putin was preparing several highly important statements.