Terrorists maintain the potential for launching new attacks and counterterrorism efforts should be intensified, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, ONAreports citing Russian media.
"Terrorists keep the potential for preparation of terrorism acts. As the situation shows in this case, in our country just as in other countries," the president said. "Organized groups or diehard individuals that passed ideological treatment can be behind such crimes," Putin noted.
"New forms and methods of countering such threats should be used," he added.
It is necessary to promote preventive work to avert terrorist acts, identify recruiters and accomplices of terrorists, block channels of weapons and money supplies to criminals and curb propaganda of radicals and extremists in the Internet, the head of state said.
Putin also said that, despite difficulties in relations with a number of countries, Moscow is ready for counterterrorism cooperation with them.
"Regardless of our current relations with certain countries, Russia will always be open to close and trust-based work in the fight against international terrorism, this common challenge to all of humanity," he said at a meeting of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) board.
"It is necessary to facilitate cooperation, coordinate efforts with our foreign counterparts, primarily, of course, with our partners in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and with colleagues in other countries," he said.