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20.11.2020 (16:01)

The Chief of the National Center for State Defence Control, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev made a report at the conference "Development of Interdepartmental Cooperation in the Field of Defence in 2020"

Speech theses

of the Chief of the National Centre for State Defence Control Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev

at the VI Interdepartmental Scientific and Practical Conference

"Development of Interdepartmental Cooperation in the Field of Defence in 2020"

The Russian Defence Ministry consistently implements the ideology of developing interdepartmental cooperation, which was defined by the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation in 2013."

The maneuvers Kavkaz-2020, in which 160 executive authorities of various levels were involved, was a serious test for interdepartmental cooperation, which is more than three times the number of participants in the interdepartmental cooperation of the previous exercises.

In total, more than 380 joint tasks were completed during the event. This also became a platform for interstate cooperation. Eight foreign States took part in it, five countries sent their observers.

As part of solving the tasks of strategic deterrence in the regions of the World Ocean, together with the territorial bodies of the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Rosgvardia, the Ocean Shield-2020 operational exercises of interspecific group of forces were held in the waters of three oceans and ten seas.

As part of ensuring the mobilization readiness of the state and the Armed Forces in 2020, the involvement of federal and regional authorities in strategic, command post and complex mobilization exercises increased by 21 and 9 percent, respectively.

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The system of military education is actively developing.

Interdepartmental cooperation today helps to develop medicine, successfully fight infections - from typhoid to COVID-19, eliminate the consequences of natural and man-made emergencies, and develop the Arctic and Polar regions.

In addition, such cooperation makes it possible to effectively develop the defence industry complex and improve the infrastructure of the regions, strengthening defence, which is a key element in ensuring Russia's sovereignty in all spheres.

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Traditionally an important field of interstate and interdepartmental relations is the International Military and Technical Forum "ARMY". As a result of its work, the enterprises of the defence industry complex with foreign partners signed contracts worth 1 trillion 160 million rubles, which is 1.2 times more than last year.

The International Army Games are an effective platform for the development of interdepartmental cooperation.

This year, the number of participants from the federal executive authorities has grown to 35, and the teams of the EMERCOM and the Rosgvardia took part in the international stage of the Games for the first time. The geography of the Games is also expanding - 14 regions have already met the participants of the competition at a high organizational level.

The cooperation of leading research organizations, leading universities of the country and enterprises of the defence industry complex on the research base of the ERA Technopolis allows us to consistently increase the scientific and technical potential of the Armed Forces.

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Undoubtedly, the most important and complex interdepartmental task is to strengthen Russia's position in the international arena. Largely due to the effective work of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters, created on the basis of the Ministry of Defence, more than 2 million Syrian citizens were able to return to their homes.

An illustrative example of this work was the holding in Damascus of the International Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees.

Despite active opposition from the United States and its European allies, representatives of 27 states, the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross took part in the conference.

On the Russian side, 226 representatives from 33 federal executive bodies and organizations took part in the conference. During the forum, Russian-Syrian agreements were concluded on key areas of cooperation. As a result of the conference, a final statement was signed and published, which for the first time publicly recorded the readiness of the Syrian state to do everything possible to facilitate the repatriation of internally displaced persons.

The painstaking preparatory work carried out in an interdepartmental format in cooperation with the relevant ministries and departments of Syria made it possible to "break through" the information boycott of the Western countries. We were able to convey to the international community objective information about the real situation with the Syrian refugees.

Within the framework of the forum, 12 humanitarian actions were held, more than 78 tons of food supplies, medicines and basic necessities were distributed.

A working group of representatives of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Rosgvardia and the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child under the President of the Russian Federation have already returned 129 children who survived the horrors of war.

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Thanks to the prompt decisions taken by the top political and military leaders of Russia, it was possible to stop the bloodshed in the Nagorno-Karabakh zone. Russian peacekeepers are currently successfully providing a full range of measures related to the establishment of a peaceful life in the region. Today humanitarian tasks come to the fore.

To this end, the Interdepartmental Center for Humanitarian Response is starting to function in full in Stepanakert from today.

The main tasks of the Center are the return of citizens who left their places of permanent residence, assistance to Azerbaijan and Armenia in restoring civil infrastructure and creating conditions for normal life of the population, coordinating the activities of state bodies and organizations of Russia to provide humanitarian assistance to residents of areas affected by hostilities.

The Center is also called to assist the state bodies of Azerbaijan and Armenia in organizing interaction with international aid agencies.

The backbone of the Center is made up of units of the Russian Ministry of Defence with the involvement of other federal executive bodies.

I am confident that the Syrian experience gained in post-conflict settlement will help to establish a peaceful life in this Transcaucasian region as soon as possible.

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The well-functioning system of interaction between the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Transport made it possible to release 81 Russian citizens from the crews of ships detained in foreign ports and 15 Russian sailors from pirate captivity.

To ensure the effective functioning of the Crisis Response Center of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the exchange of protected information this year has been organized with the republics of Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, work is being completed to connect the Republic of Tajikistan to the unified system.

This measure will make it possible to create a single information and control circuit in the CSTO system with the possibility of full-fledged, real-time information and analytical support for decision-making by the CSTO Collective Security Council.

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The effective work of the interdepartmental operational headquarters deployed by the order of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation with the active participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rospotrebnadzor, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federal Customs Service and the FSB made it possible in an unprecedentedly short time to provide assistance in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus infection to our foreign partners in Abkhazia, Armenia, Italy, Serbia, Syria, South Ossetia, and the United States of America.

As part of this work, almost 10 thousand people received medical assistance, in 139 settlements, more than 4 million square meters of territories were disinfected.

Units of the Aerospace Forces, together with interested federal executive authorities, have completed the tasks of removing Russian citizens from China and delivering essential goods by An-124 Ruslan super-heavy aircraft. In total, 214 specialists and 43 units of equipment from five consolidated detachments of radiation, chemical and biological protection Troops, over 2,500 tons of medical and other equipment were delivered to help in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection by military transport aircraft.

Together with the federal executive authorities and the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the military construction complex of the Russian Ministry of Defense, 25 modern multifunctional medical centers with a total capacity of 2,490 beds were erected in the regions as soon as possible. This made it possible to significantly increase the capabilities of the medical infrastructure of the regions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, the construction of five more hospitals is currently being completed. In the republics of Dagestan, Tyva and Khakassia, the Trans-Baikal and Krasnoyarsk Territories, an additional six mobile hospitals were deployed, in which qualified medical care was provided to more than 800 citizens, about 6 thousand people received medical consultations.

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As a result of effective interdepartmental cooperation, the volume of hydrometeorological information received in the interests of the Armed Forces has increased by 1.3 times.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, the first stage of environmental clean-up of the Arctic was completed, during which more than 23 thousand tons of scrap metal were collected. The tasks of the second stage are ahead.

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The most important area of joint activity is to involve units of the Armed Forces in solving social problems and protecting the population, which this year have provided assistance to local authorities more than 60 times in 36 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

All this huge complex of joint measures allowed the Armed Forces to gain valuable experience and to practice specialized tasks in practice.

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