Russian security official: West is hysterical

“There has been a sharp increase in external threats to the state,” said Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) deputy chief Alexander Malevany to Interfax Friday. “The lawful desire of the peoples of Crimea and eastern Ukrainian regions is causing hysteria in the US and Its allies,” he said, adding that Moscow was taking “offensive intelligence measures” to counter “Western efforts to weaken Russian influence in a region that is of vital importance.”

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