Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on May 20, 2022. AFP
Speaking Friday to members of Russia's Security Council, Putin noted that ``the challenges in this area have become even more pressing, serious and extensive.''
He charged that ``an outright aggression has been unleashed against Russia, a war has been waged in the information space.''
Putin added that ``the cyber-aggression against us, the same as the attack on Russia by sanctions in general, has failed.''
He ordered officials to ``perfect and enhance the mechanisms of ensuring information security at critically important industrial facilities which have a direct bearing on our country's defensive capability, and the stable development of the economic and social spheres.''