The meeting was held via videoconference.
Mikhail Mishustin’s opening remarks:
Good afternoon, colleagues.
Last week, the President held a meeting on providing material support for Russian Federation Armed Forces and particularly noted the need to achieve required tangible results through systematic work, rather than obey bureaucratic regulations and instructions.
There can be no unimportant matters in our efforts to equip the forces since this is crucial for our soldiers’ efficiency on the battlefield as well as their lives and health.
At the previous council meeting we thoroughly discussed draft interagency cooperation regulations on how to plan, implement, monitor and adjust the targeted task to meet the needs of the Armed Forces. This is aimed at standardising all procedures so as to ensure that the agencies act in a uniform manner. This will allow us to expedite the decision-making process.
The proposals on how to streamline this have been submitted. Today, we will approve this document.
The President has repeatedly stressed the need for feedback from recipients of military products for manufacturers. User opinion should be taken into consideration on each item. This concerns every area from heavy weapons to the contents of first-aid kits.
This approach must prevail in the work on targeted goals, particularly as we approach winter. The conditions that determine people’s lives and the functioning of equipment are changing and growing more complicated. This point needs to be taken into consideration as orders for supplying medicines and clothes are drawn up and, of course, when cover positions and fortifications are built.
A scheduled plan will be made up for each product range which will include a specific contractor, including, if necessary, supply chains for raw materials and components so we can accurately coordinate the production process.
Heads of the companies involved in implementing the assignments we have approved should be familiarised with the plan and will need to sign it: each of them must be clearly aware of their mission and measure of responsibility, and those in charge of implementing these orders are obligated to report on their performance.
Please consider any possible proposal on how to improve the control mechanisms and organisation of supervision and control in a prompt and detailed manner, regardless of where the proposal comes from, and report on the results at the council meeting.
Funding is important as well. Each rouble we allocate for these purposes should be used with maximum efficiency; therefore, the resources must be concentrated on concrete tasks and in the context of the special military operation.
No one has relieved us of our duty to maintain stability of the national economy and the entire financial system. This is a task facing both the economic ministries and all of the country’s executive authorities.
I ask the heads of the working groups – Denis Manturov, Marat Khusnullin, and Tatyana Golikova – to report on the results of their efforts to draft and implement the targeted tasks and the President’s instructions and directives in their particular fields.
I also ask Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and the heads of the Interior Ministry, Federal National Guard Service, and Federal Security Service to inform the council’s working groups about the material and technical supplies needed in their line.