President Putin noted that the task for the FSB is to protect against both external and internal threats.
RIA News cites a statement by the head of state at a board meeting:
The life, rights and security of our citizens should be protected from both internal and external threats, from any attempts to prevent us from solving the tasks of strategic development.
Vladimir Putin said that Russia should be reliably protected from intervention attempts, which aim to hinder the implementation of strategic development objectives.
In addition, at a meeting of the Federal Security Service Board, the activities of the special services for 2017 were summed up.