"We shall boost our efforts in the North Caucasus, in particular, in the military sphere. We shall deploy an Interior Ministry regiment and reinforce Defense Ministry units," Russian President Vladimir Putin told a press conference.
"The situation is stable and nobody doubted this stability," he added.
Speaking about the tragic events in Ingushetia on Monday night, Vladimir Putin said, "It was a terrorist invasion with severe consequences but it could not change the situation. It was a militants' attempt to demonstrate their force and possibilities, work out sponsors' money and destabilize the situation in the republic."
According to the head of state, what he saw during his trip to Ingushetia differed from what he knew staying in Moscow.
"I had to see what had happened and the results of the terrorist attack," Vladimir Putin noted.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part