Alexander Bortnikov

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KRASNODAR, October 5. /TASS/. FSB of Russia plans measures to ensure the security of the world championship on football of 2018 which will pass in territory of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the special services of foreign States, told reporters on Thursday the Director of FSB of Russia Alexander Bortnikov.

“In the part concerning the implementation of measures to ensure the security of sports events, this practice existed before, and we took its part in working groups participation on the territory of those States where, say, our sports teams participated. The same thing is happening in Russia,” – said Bortnikov, the summing up of the XVI meeting of heads of special services, security agencies and law enforcement bodies of foreign States – partners of FSB of Russia, held on 4-5 October in Krasnodar.

He noted that this work began in 2016 in preparation for the confederations Cup . “About 32 of the security services became part of the working group from law enforcement agencies, especially those States that participated. Today we informed our colleagues about the work of this working group and outlined our plan of activities for next year,” – said Bortnikov. According to him, this is the right approach and gives the opportunity of the FSB of Russia really influence the situation associated with the preparation and holding of such major events.

“In preparation for the confederations Cup revealed a number of actions on the part of individual citizens, especially Russia, which are meant to hurt and break our holiday, but we are not allowed”, – said the Director of the FSB.

“I think this is a very effective mechanism, we will use it further. Our partners support it,” concluded Bortnikov.