NALCHIK: RIA Novosti. Vladimir Putin supported the idea of ??creating separate Cossack units in the Rosgvardia , said the plenipotentiary of the head of state in the North Caucasus Federal District Yuri Chaika, speaking in Nalchik at the Eurasian Forum of Cossack Youth “Cossack Unity – 2021”.
In his opinion, the Cossacks should be a territorial unit of the Russian Guard. Chaika noted that he wrote a letter to the president and he supported this initiative.
The plenipotentiary added that we are talking about purely Cossack formations. “These will be, we think, Cossack regiments, battalions will be created, namely exclusively Cossack ones.” “They will be located at the place of deployment, at the place of residence of the Cossacks. This is our idea, an idea. plan to implement it, “he said.
Chaika came up with the idea to involve the Cossacks in the protection and protection of state objects and ensuring public safety in March.
Then he said that the Terek Cossacks could establish cooperation with units of the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard. Rosgvardia was created in 2016 on the basis of the Interior Ministry troops.
It also included management bodies and divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for control in the field of arms circulation, private security activities, detachments of SOBR and OMON, the Special Forces Center of the Rapid Response Force and Aviation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as other divisions.
The Rosgvardia troops take part in ensuring public safety, guarding especially important facilities, participating in the fight against terrorism and extremism, assisting border agencies, exercising federal state control over the circulation of weapons and in the field of private security activities, and performing a variety of tasks.