OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev called on the UN to prevent the legalization of drugs.

"We insist on a comprehensive and balanced solution to the world drug problem on the basis of strict compliance by states with obligations under the relevant UN conventions and the inadmissibility of drug legalization," RIA Novosti quotes the minister.

At the same time, he drew attention to the change in drug routes during the pandemic.

According to the Strategy of Anti-Drug Policy until 2030, the liberalization and legalization of drugs in Russia in 2020 was equated with a threat to national security.