Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday demanded that officials revitalize efforts in all areas of work besides the special operation.
"We need greater urgency in all areas and an extremely realistic assessment of the situation, the state of affairs as a whole. This applies not only to the special military operation, but also to all our activity in virtually all areas," the president said at a meeting of the Coordination Council for Meeting the Needs of the Special Military Operation.
"There are new challenges now. They are serious, significant. That also applies to the activities of law enforcement agencies, security agencies, and the Defense Ministry. That also applies to the entire civilian population," the president said.
He asked "everyone to put their minds to meaningful work in the new format" and called not to hide behind formalities and standard bureaucratic procedures under which the government currently operates.
"If we work adhering to standard bureaucratic procedures, hide behind formalities, we will not get the desired result in any area. The reason why we have created the mechanism of a coordinating council is to resolve all issues faster and more efficiently," Putin said.