Russia to introduce 'color-coded' threat system

Russia is to introduce a 'color-coded' system of threat levels, the Federal Security Service director told a National Counter-Terrorism Committee (NCC) session on Wednesday.

Russia to introduce 'color-coded' threat system
The system will be similar to the one introduced in the U.S. after the 2001 9/11 attacks.

Nikolai Patrushev also said a special crisis center would be set up within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protect Russian nationals and organizations abroad.

Russia's government also approved a counter-terrorism program for 2009-2012 at the session.

"This year, the NCC will remain focused on reducing the terrorist threat," Patrushev said.

He also said Russia was taking steps to eliminate some groups in the North Caucasus region.

RIA Novosti

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Mart 2008, 11:44