First deputy governor of Ulyanovsk Region Mikhail Shkanov said the barbaric action of the gunmen in Moscow alarmed all people of Russia. “Ulyanovsk Region citizens were revolted with the fact of hostage-taking,” – Shkanov said. He persuaded Ulyanovsk citizens the situation in the region is stable, though he called them every minute and every hour to be watchful.”
After reports about the events in Moscow arrived, sittings of emergency committees and anti-terrorist commissions took place in all districts of the region, police patrols were reinforced in public places. According to Mikhail Shkanov, Internal Affairs Office and Federal Security Service are ready for action, other services are mobilized.
Valery Lukin, Ulyanovsk Internal Affairs Office head, said the whole staff worked in intensive regime of service, with 12-hour working day. Guarding of essential objects, plants of dangerous and harmful industries was intensified. The transport check-up will be intensified as well. According to Lukin, the operation “Whirlwind-Anti-terror” was introduced. All the police cars were brought out to the streets.
Translated by Vera Solovieva
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war