Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the performance of his country’s intelligence service, saying that Russia’s foreign intelligence service is an institution that has an extremely important role to play in protecting the country.
Putin made the remarks during a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Russia’s foreign intelligence service and addressing officials and staff of the Security and Intelligence Service.
Russia has recently been accused by the United States of cyberattacks and interference in the presidential election, and some international cyber investigators have suggested that Russia’s foreign intelligence service may be behind last week’s unprecedented cyber attacks on computer systems. It has been the US government.
Vladimir Putin’s remarks and his emphasis on the importance of Russia’s intelligence services come just days after US officials, including Mike Pompeo, made outright accusations against Moscow over widespread cyberattacks on US federal security and intelligence infrastructure.
The Russian president clarified that the foreign intelligence service SVR and other security services of his country are the main guarantors of “development with independence, sovereignty and democracy” in his country.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday pointed the finger at the Kremlin, citing recent widespread cyber-attacks on his country’s intelligence infrastructure, described as unprecedented and dangerous, and claimed that Moscow was involved in the attacks. Is.