During the meeting, which was held on the day of mourning for the victims of the terrorist attack in Moscow, President Putin said that although the tragic events had come to an end, there were still many problems.
He said Russia would never negotiate with terrorists or tolerate blackmail. The President said, in part:
“Throughout the world terrorists voice threats to use means comparable to weapons of mass destruction. I declare, with full responsibility, that if anybody ever tries to use such means against this country, Russia will respond appropriately against all the places where the terrorists, the organisers of these crimes, and their ideological and financial supporters find themselves.”
The General Staff of Russia will receive instructions on amending the plan of using the Armed Forces.
The President instructed Deputy Prime Minister Valentina Matviyenko to supervise the work for providing support to the families of those who were killed or injured in the terrorist attack in Moscow.