Speaker of the Federation Council (FC), the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, Sergei Mironov opines that Russian special services are partially responsible for the latest developments in Ingushetia (a constituent republic within Russia neighboring on Chechnya).
"Tragic events are taking place in Russia with frightening regularity. Everybody braces himself up and says that it is necessary to step up vigilance, but we must be ready for any 'surprise' at any time," Mironov said in reply to the RIA Novosti correspondent's question
"Late at night on Monday several groups of militants attacked the buildings of Ingushetia's interior ministry and of the 137th border detachment in Nazran (former capital of the republic), the Karabulak settlement and the Sleptsovskaya village. According to the latest data, 46 people were killed as a result of the attacks.
"Taking into account the fact that we are dealing with the manifestation of international terrorism vigilance should not be dulled, and this is especially concerns people in charge of certain sectors of work," Mironov said.
Mironov also believes that preventive measures should be carried out more actively. "We would like that there will be more preventive measures. Such things (as the attacks by militants in Ingushetia) should be prevented and the corresponding efforts should be made."
Mironov expressed the conviction that the militants who were involved in the attacks will be punished.
"I hope that almost 50 people who were killed in Ingushetia will be avenged," he said
"I have no doubt that all the bandits up to a man will be found and destroyed," the speaker said.
In his words the terrorists deserve the most severe punishment. "If they do not understand any reasoning they must be destroyed. Enemies must be dealt with accordingly, "Mironov said.
Replying to the pressmen's questions the speaker of the upper chamber expressed conviction that the policy of the federal center in Chechnya should not be changed. "I do not think that we should change our policy in Chechnya. The policy was chosen quite correctly, with normal living conditions for a peaceful life taking shape there," Mironov said.