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Wednesday, 18 May 2022 19:53

The Russian Security Council discussed the threats of neo-Nazism with 96 ambassadors and showed a map with US biological laboratories around the world

For the first time, Moscow hosted a meeting of the leadership of the Security Council of the Russian Federation with the heads of diplomatic missions of foreign states in Russia.

With ambassadors from almost 100 countries, Deputy Secretaries of the Security Council of Russia Alexander Venediktov, Yuri Kokov, Rashid Nurgaliyev and Oleg Khramov discussed a number of topical international issues concerning all states of the world to one degree or another. First of all, they discussed the problems of hybrid threats, terrorism, closed biological laboratories, neo-Nazism, as well as information security.
The meeting, held in this format for the first time, is timed to coincide with the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Russian Security Council on June 3. In this regard, special attention was paid to the tasks facing the Security Council.

It was emphasized that since the establishment of the Security Council in 1992, the system of international relations has undergone serious changes. The process of forming a multipolar world order is underway, the role of regional associations whose activities are aimed at building mutually beneficial and equal relations is being strengthened.

In the welcoming message of the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia N.P. Patrushev, in particular, it was noted:

"Against the background of the formation of new centers of power in the world, instability continues to grow, caused by the unwillingness of individual countries to lose their geopolitical dominance.

It was these states, disregarding the interests of others, that deliberately scrapped the system of international stability built up over the years, ignoring Russian proposals for security guarantees. They have unilaterally denounced a number of important international treaties, including in the field of arms control. In parallel, projects beneficial to an exceptionally narrow group of countries are being promoted to create new closed military-political blocs in various regions of the world. As a result, strategic stability in Europe and the Middle East has been undermined, and the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region has been compromised. As a result of the sanctions war launched against Russia, the socio–economic situation around the world has been sharply destabilized, many countries have been brought to the brink of famine.

At the same time, the same forces persistently devalue the potential of international law in an effort to replace it with a kind of "rules-based order", of course, the rules of those who create it, and not the entire world community. Attempts continue to undermine the key role of the UN and a number of other multilateral institutions, primarily in maintaining global security and in conflict resolution. The work of special and specialized UN structures is being politicized.

Under these conditions, countries that really strive to ensure stability in the interests of the entire planet, including Russia, propose to develop a peaceful, safe, open, cooperative, unifying agenda aimed ultimately at the socio-economic development of States, improving the welfare of their peoples and building a unified and indivisible architecture of international security. However, it will be difficult to achieve this without coordinated and coordinated actions of the entire world community."

"Today, Russia, as in previous centuries, seeks to form a unifying agenda for all countries, free from the artificially imposed by the West "rules-based order." This line of our country finds a lively response among many states pursuing an independent foreign policy," Deputy Secretary of the Security Council Alexander Venediktov told the ambassadors.

However, according to him, Washington is doing its best to maintain its global dominance, diligently ignoring objective reality and new centers of power. The United States and Great Britain habitually view their allies from a consumer point of view exclusively as sources of resources. Those who seek to pursue an independent course, they are trying to reverse and forcibly integrate into their geopolitical structures. But the most lively reaction of the ambassadors was caused by the words of Venediktov and the map of American biological laboratories around the world shown by him. The Security Council estimates that the closed network of laboratories includes over 400 facilities. At the same time, the map of these objects suspiciously coincides with the zones of occurrence of new dangerous diseases.

At the same time, Venediktov recalled that according to the UN Convention, no nation has the right to create and store biological weapons. At the same time, the United States has since managed to issue a number of legislative acts, as if removing all responsibility from Washington. For example, the "Patriotic Act", adopted in 2001, cancels restrictions on the treatment of pathogens, if such work was authorized by the government. Also, the "trick document" is the National Strategy for Combating Biological Threats, approved in 2009 by President Obama. This strategy reinforces the US refusal to verify compliance with obligations under the UN Convention.

"Since biological and bacteriological experiments are always dangerous, Americans prefer that anyone suffer from possible leaks, just not US residents. Therefore, they are creating laboratories for the study and modification of particularly dangerous pathogens in countries that they "do not feel sorry for" - and which, like Ukraine, are ready to fully disclose their scientific and technical complex as a sign of the so-called commitment to NATO values," the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation noted.

In turn, according to Venediktov's colleague Oleg Khramov, the American partners are not interested in hearing anyone but themselves. According to him, the White House predictably unilaterally stopped interacting with the Kremlin and refused to further discuss information security issues. Such steps by Washington did not become a revelation for Russia. "I repeat, the United States has once again shown that they cannot be trusted. And this applies not only to building bilateral relations, but also to working on international platforms," Khramov said.

Earlier, in an interview with RG, he spoke in detail about the successful activities of the joint working group with the Americans, including the fight against hackers. And also about Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the only active communication channel between the Kremlin and the White House. At the same time, as Khramov noted, the number of states interested in cooperation with Russia in the field of cybersecurity is steadily growing. Thus, according to him, Russia has already concluded intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in the field of information security with 14 countries - Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and South Africa. It is planned to sign similar agreements with Azerbaijan, Serbia and Tajikistan in the near future.

In turn, Yuri Kokov reminded the diplomats about the threat of international terrorism, which has not gone anywhere and which can be defeated only by joint efforts.

According to him, 40 countries have already joined the international database on terrorists, which is maintained by the FSB of Russia, and called on other countries to participate in joint work. Kokov also said that the problem of unauthorized interference in the control automation of potentially dangerous and critical facilities, including transport and fuel and energy systems, in order to disrupt their operation and create emergency situations is becoming increasingly urgent. According to him, it can be concluded that the era of digital terrorism is coming, which in terms of the scale of possible consequences can be comparable to weapons of mass destruction.

But another deputy of Patrushev, Rashid Nurgaliyev, brought the ambassadors up to date on the tasks and progress of the special military operation in Ukraine. According to him, despite all the existing difficulties, the special military operation will be brought to an end, and its tasks, including the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, the protection of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic, will be fully fulfilled.

According to Nurgaliev, the Armed Forces of Russia, as well as units of the DPR and LPR have already liberated many districts of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics, the entire Kherson region, part of the Kharkiv, Zaporozhye and Mykolaiv regions.

"Peaceful life is being established in these territories, new civil-military administrations are being created, life-support facilities for the population, social infrastructure and housing and communal services are being actively restored. Agricultural work is underway," said the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

At the same time, in his opinion, the main threat to the population comes from Ukrainian militants who commit monstrous crimes.

"The columns of refugees are subjected to intense fire from the AFU units and nationalist armed formations. However, the world community does not react to all this in any way," Rashid Nurgaliyev said. According to him, repressions against all those who disagree with the Kiev regime in the territory controlled by him are continuing in real time, people are simply being killed.

Nurgaliyev also told the foreign ambassadors why Russia's special military operation began at all. According to him, a serious threat was created to the lives of four million citizens living on the territory of the republics of Donbass, as well as residents of other Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine, who have been terrorized by Ukrainian nationalists for eight years.

"We have at our disposal documents with evidence of Kiev's preparation of a large-scale attack, which was supposed to begin in March 2022, and the intention to destroy the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics," the deputy Secretary of the Security Council said. Therefore, according to him, the special military operation announced by the President of the Russian Federation on February 24 was a response to Kiev's criminal steps towards the population of these republics, a timely and proactive measure. Its goal is to protect people who are being bullied, genocide by the Kiev regime, demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, bringing to justice all war criminals responsible for bloody crimes against civilians.

"It was a forced step - we were simply left with no other choice," Nurgaliyev said.

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