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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Scare tactics: the Kremlin responded to the call for Jihad in Russia


Moscow does not intend to change its anti-terrorism policy because of the threats of the “Islamic state”, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. According to him, the militants are actively using scare tactics, so to exaggerate the value of their statements is not necessary.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

In the Kremlin commented on the video message of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), which actually declared Jihad on Russia. In a nine-minute video, Thriller from training camps in the desert appeals to President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians will be killed in their homes.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov assured that the Russian authorities with due attention to publications with threats from terrorist groups, in particular, they are considered special services, reports RIA Novosti.

“Certainly the necessary measures are taken by the Ministry of defence in the course of operation of the Russian HQs in Syria,” — said Peskov reporters (today it became known that the Syrian fighters was shot down in Idlib province Russian Mi-8 helicopter, killing five people.

A Kremlin spokesman said that a statement about fighters not able to affect the consistent policy of Russia and President Putin in the fight against international terrorism, which will continue in all directions.

Peskov also said that to exaggerate the importance of the threats from terrorists is not necessary, as the combat when they are in some places “pinched tail”, they “use scare tactics”.

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