Putin says 68 crimes of terrorist nature were prevented in 2017

Putin says 68 crimes of terrorist nature were prevented in 2017

Comments by unnamed military-diplomatic sources to TASS indicate that the official Russian view of the announcements of new nuclear weapons systems made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1 is, that the ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems that the U.S.is surrounding Russia with can be stopped by making clear that they won't work.

Mr. Putin once ran the FSB himself and his comments played into one of his core narratives which depicts Russian Federation as a fortress besieged by hostile foreign powers.

Even if the Russians never face justice in the United States, the sweeping indictment served the added goal of increasing the public's awareness about the elaborate foreign campaign to meddle in American democracy, legal experts have said. "They are working diligently on Russian Federation, using the most modern methods, spy craft and technical espionage means".

Putin's comments in an NBC News interview airing today illustrated the long odds that the Russian operatives will ever appear in US court to answer charges of running a massive, secret social media trolling and targeted messaging operation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. "During the course of previous year alone, the activities of 72 career intelligence officers and 397 agents of foreign spy services was thwarted", he said. USA intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of hacking and meddling in the 2016 presidential election, while European politicians have accused it of trying to interfere in several elections.

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The White House says USA defense capabilities "are and will remain second to none" as it responds to Russian President Vladimir Putin's boasts about developing a new array of nuclear weapons.

"The entire system of work to counter extremism should operate effectively", Putin said at a meeting of the FSB's board, according to a Kremlin press release.

Among the prevented crimes are 25 terrorist attacks, Putin noted.

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