General of the army Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday at a meeting in the defense Ministry presented the Executive staff of the military Department members of the defense Committees of the state Duma and the Federation Council. From also said that in the future they will also participate in conference calls of the Department.
“Our work involves members of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security of the State Duma Committee on defense. This is the key committees of the Russian Parliament, from which depends the effectiveness of state policy in the field of military construction and development of the Armed forces,” said Shoigu at the meeting.
He expressed confidence that the joint work of the committees and the Department of defense, “as before, will strengthen the credibility of the Russian Army, increasing its combat readiness, as well as the solution of social problems of servicemen, citizens discharged from military service and members of their families.”
At the meeting the leadership of the Ministry of defense was represented by 16 members of the Committee for defense and security of the Federation Council and the 14 MPs who joined the state Duma Committee on defense.
“Most of the members of the Committee for defense and security of the Council of the Federation we know. I’m at least fairly familiar with many of them,” said Shoigu after the presentation members of the Committee for defense and security of the Federation Council.
“By Teimuraz Mamsurov (Mamsurov) in 1992 created a peacekeeping force for imposition in South Ossetia. It was 24 years ago, but it was, perhaps, the first peacekeeping operation the young Russian. Well. And from then until 2008 there is no one shot”, – told the Minister.
“After that there were many different events in North Ossetia and in South Ossetia, but all the time we have worked quite fruitfully and closely, hand in hand,” continued the Minister.
He also spoke about his work with a member of the new Committee by Vyacheslav Shtyrov.
“As they say, the former does not happen. What concerns the former President of Yakutia (Vyacheslav Shtyrov) and I want to call him General by Shtyrov. We are in the year 2002-2003, restored Yakutia, when she suffered a severe, destructive flooding, when posnosil a huge number of towns, houses,” – said the Minister.
He stressed that he has something to tell about each of the members of the committees. In particular, he thanked the member of the Duma Committee on defense Svetlana Savitskaya in previous years, “her perseverance and patience.”
“We hope that such meetings will become a tradition. Anyway, as before we have: it is desirable mandatory attendance, at least once a month, heads of committees on a monthly conference call which is held by the Minister” – the Minister said at a meeting with parliamentarians and deputies, members of the relevant committees.
After the meeting, the Committee members got acquainted with the work of the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation.