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Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

December 18, 2020, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of permanent members of the Security Council via videoconference.

Attending the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.

Today we are holding yet another meeting of the permanent members of the Russian Security Council and will focus on a very important and sensitive issue. I am referring to neutralising threats to the national security of our country related to the development of artificial intelligence technology for military purposes in the leading armies of the world. A relevant report will be made by Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov.

Please, Mr Gerasimov.


December 18, 2020, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region