MOSCOW, Sept. 30 — RIA Novosti. Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) will remain the responsibility of the General Staff, reassigned him to another structure is not planned, and the statements of some mass media about the "collapse" and "incompetence" of the GRU — "nonsense", RIA Novosti said the State Secretary — Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Nikolai Pankov.
"During the formation of a new image of the Armed Forces of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff is one of the few that has passed reform without significant changes. I mean changes in terms of reducing the operating units. On the contrary, it was saved from excess overhang many units of this unit in Moscow in order to maximize the focus on operational work ", — said Pankow.
"Anything other than a dope, can not be considered forward-looking information GRU reassignment to any other body of foreign intelligence. For any journalist really engaged military subjects, and all the more special services, then sign it in full dilettantism. General Directorate as it was, and remains foreign intelligence agency, to obtain information about the enemy for military leadership of the armed forces, "- he stressed.
"Apparently, the lack of knowledge of the real situation in the armed forces, and especially in this particular Department of the General Staff, which is the GRU, some journalists in the media are trying to make up for his own invented" sensational. " Russia’s Defense Ministry will continue to pay close attention to the maintenance and development of one of the leading organs of the military department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia ", — said Pankow.
I recall that before the collapse of the GRU, as always from an anonymous source told the "Case of the week."