Russian secret services foiled 30 planned attacks in 2015: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) looks on during the Federal Security Servicemens (FSB) Day on December 19, 2015 in MoscowRussian President Vladimir Putin Saturday hailed the country’s secret services for foiling around 30 planned attacks and uncovering more than 320 foreign spies in 2015. “I want to point out that this year, thanks to the efforts of the FSB employees, more than 30 crimes of a terrorist nature have been prevented,” said Putin in a speech honouring the FSB, whose forerunner was the Soviet KGB. This year they identified more than 320 traitorous officers and agents of foreign secret services,” noted Putin, himself a former KGB agent and head of the FSB before his rise to political power in 1999.

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