Patrushev: The West again attempts to destabilize Russia

11.06.2020, Moscow.

The upcoming political events in Russia create the conditions for increasing activities from the outside aimed at destabilizing the sociopolitical situation in the country, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Argumenty i Fakty on June 10.

Ahead of the upcoming vote on amendments to the country’s constitution and a single voting day, “according to the available data, work[by foreign actors]is expected to intensify, including all their existing capabilities, also on the regional level,” Patrushev said.

In their doctrines, Western countries, primarily the United States and NATO, call Russia an enemy. “They aim to create networks of social and political organizations countries neighboring us, with the ability to carry out direct contacts” for destabilization with organizations and individuals in Russia, the Security Council Secretary said.

Patrushev believes that the West’s main task is “to split Russian society, impose values and development models in their own interest, and to develop capabilities to manipulate public consciousness.”

Russian Security Council Secretary frankly pointed out the United States Department of State and affiliated structures, the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation), as the main conductors of such activities. One of the West’s tools is a wide network of NGOs present or established in the country, acting not in Russian interests, but against them. The coordinators of destructive activities in Russia are also constantly working to consolidate the efforts of communities like these, recruiting activists from them, as well as providing financial assistance.

The West has been the using “so-called alternative trade union organizations,” as a new direction for destructive activities, the Security Council Secretary said.

Through their capabilities in the media and the Internet, efforts are being made to discredit the authorities in Russia and break the spiritual and moral foundations of Russian society, said Patrushev.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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