"Now, of course, reconnaissance of the National Guard will be the subject of operative-investigative activities, because in the fight against extremism and terrorism can not be without it. This will make a full guard security service ", - he told the newspaper VIEW, former Commander of the Internal Troops, former Interior Minister Anatoly Kulikov, commenting on the presidential bill on the establishment of the National Guard.
On Wednesday, the lower house of parliament was announced a bill to create a new power structure, which is made on the eve of President Vladimir Putin. If the document will come into force in this form, it will receive all the National Guard under the functions and powers available to the Interior Ministry troops, and take your piece of important directions of activity of the police department.
"The troops will be better framework, methodology of training, discipline, weapons, polygons, equipment and everything else. Including its helicopters and airplanes "
According to the newspaper VIEW, on the establishment of a new department, reporting directly to the president, it became known yesterday, when it was published a presidential decree on the formation of the Russian Guard.
According to the decree, must be created by transforming the National Guard under the internal troops and joining them some units MIA, mainly power applications: SWAT, SWAT, rapid-reaction forces and aviation. In addition, the National Guard under the structure of units included licensing and permitting MVD system controlling arms trafficking and the activities of private security and private security.
As calculated "Vedomosti", the Interior Troops is about 170 thousand people, riot police and SWAT -.. About 30 thousand people, while the number of private security, FSUE "Protection" and the licensing and permitting departments - about 200 thousand people..
National Guard including the will and the fight against terrorism and organized crime. One of the objectives of the reform - to increase the efficiency of command and control, but the law has a transition period - for the first time operational riot police and SWAT submission will be for the Interior Ministry, although formally they go to the Guards.
Former commander of internal troops of Russia, the former Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of the Interior, a former State Duma deputy, now head of the "Club of the Russian Federation military leaders" Anatoly Kulikov told the newspaper VIEW that difficulties can be faced at first the new guard.