Member of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Deputy Chairman of the Council for the Development of the Digital Economy under the Federation Council Artem Sheikin proposed to allow non-state security structures to shoot down drones.
“I consider it necessary to consider the issue of legalizing the actions of non-state security structures to prevent drone flights,” the senator said in a conversation with TASScommenting on yesterday’s drone attacks in Moscow and the Moscow region.
According to Artem Sheikin, this would help ensure the protection of critical facilities that are not under the protection of law enforcement agencies. We are talking about private security companies that ensure the security of important, but not protected by law enforcement facilities. At the moment, these enterprises do not have the right to shoot down drones.
At the end of April, in the Federation Council, at a meeting of the council’s section on digitalization, they discussed means of protection against drones. In particular, it was proposed to include the ability to prevent drone attacks as mandatory requirements in the anti-terrorist security passport of facilities. The corresponding proposal was sent to the federal authorities.
In the summer of 2022, President Vladimir Putin signed a law on toughening the requirements for the protection of fuel and energy facilities. In March of this year, Lukoil completed the creation of a corporate private security organization. Similar work is being carried out by Gazprom Neft.
Tonight, May 31, drones attacked the Afipsky Oil Refinery in the Krasnodar Territory. As a result, the fuel oil distillation plant caught fire. The fire was quickly contained and no one was hurt.