President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues,
Today we are meeting in a larger group that includes the heads of a number of ministries and agencies involved in supporting the activities of the Armed Forces.
As you may know, we have lately held a large number of exercises involving large groups of people, including civilians, as well as companies, including privately owned ones. They provide transportation, equipment, services, production facilities and so forth.
This work has revealed certain problems and shortcomings. This is no surprise for us. We need to carefully analyse how everything works in conjunction and give additional consideration to matters pertaining to the provision of communication channels, transportation and logistics services and the like.
This applies to all companies of any type of ownership, all regional and local authorities and, as I have already said, corporate executives.
We should understand the significance of this effort. It may seem routine at first, but in any country, including ours, it should be done with a great degree of professionalism and every executive at every level should be held personally responsible for its implementation.
Let us consider how we will organise this work in the future.