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Newsline: Putin orders extra measures to protect Russian diplomats abroad

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday asked the Federal Security Service (FSB) to take additional measures to protect Russian diplomats working abroad. “The horrible crime, the murder of our ambassador in Turkey, has raised the pressing issue of the protection of Russian citizens working at our foreign diplomat missions,” Putin said at a meeting of the FSB board. He said FSB should “take additional measures to ensure security” together with the Foreign Ministry and the Foreign Intelligence Service.



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