The draft law grants the Federal Security Service the right to send security advisers and experts to other countries on a permanent basis in coordination with those countries' special services and law enforcement agencies in order to improve efforts to fight transnational crime.
The FSB of Russia has signed an agreement on cooperation and interaction with the special services and law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Abkhazia, Republic of South Ossetia and Republic of Kyrgyzstan. It is planned to conclude similar agreements with other countries.
Under existing agreements, security officers can be sent to foreign countries for a period of three to six months to provide consulting services and guidance to those countries' special services and law enforcement agencies in conducting investigations and special activities. The issue of sending said officials to foreign countries on a permanent basis as security advisers and experts is not regulated by the legislation.
Yet practice has shown that frequent rotation of security personnel is not conducive to the fight against transnational crime.
At the same time, NATO member states actively use the practice of involving foreign advisers and experts to provide advice and expertise, share intelligence and conduct joint operations with the special services and law enforcement agencies of foreign countries.
For the reasons stated above, amendments have been proposed to the Federal Law On the Federal Security Service.