The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the establishment of the headquarters for combating terrorism at sea and on the continental shelf. These structures will appear in some regions of Russia.
The decree, published on the portal of legal information, provides for the establishment of the headquarters for the fight against terror in Simferopol, Kaspiisk, Murmansk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Operational headquarters are designed to plan the use of forces and means to combat terror in Russian territorial waters, economic zones, and «on the continental shelf, and in other Maritime space within which the Russian Federation exercises sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction, and vessels under the state flag of the Russian Federation».
These headquarters must direct the local chiefs of the border guard service of the FSB, if only the head of the National antiterrorist Committee decides otherwise.