ANTALYA, November 16. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that he shared with colleagues at the G20 information about the funding channels of terrorism; to combat this will continue.
“My colleagues and I have discussed this question. I hope that we will continue this work, which is extremely important in the fight against terrorism,” he said at a briefing following the G20 summit. Putin, in particular, noted that it is necessary to prevent the illegal sale and terrorists from obtaining revenues from oil and oil products.
“Moreover, I have demonstrated to our colleagues at our pictures from space and from aircraft, which is clearly shown and you can see what proportions of illegal trading in petroleum and petroleum products: columns of vehicles-tankers stretched for tens of kilometers, so from the height of 4-5 thousand meters, they go beyond the horizon, it looks just like the oil pipeline system”, – said Putin.
Putin stated that the funding of terrorists in Syria comes from four dozen countries, including from countries of “twenty”. “Funding, as we’ve established, goes from 40 countries, including some countries of “twenty”, – said the Russian head of state to journalists. He said that this issue was raised at the summit of “twenty”.
“Discussed the need to comply with the relevant resolution of the UN security Council, which was adopted on the initiative of the Russian Federation, on prevention of financing of terrorism and to curb the illicit trade in art objects that the terrorists robbed the museums in the territories, which capture” – listed the Russian leader.
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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, on the inadmissibility of the financing of terrorism (0:47)
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The establishment of an international anti-terrorist coalition
The Russian President is sure that you will first need to quell ISIS, and only then to discuss reforms in Syria.
“The first thing we must do is to combine their efforts in the fight against terror and terrorist organizations and on this basis to agree on political reforms”, he told journalists. Putin also urged not to try now to evaluate what the country is effective in fighting against ISIS. He noticed that now the main thing – “to unite efforts against the common threat”.
The head of state emphasised that terrorist attacks no one is immune. As an example, he cited France, which has taken a tough stance against President Bashar al-Assad. “Well, not only did it save Paris from a terrorist attack? No.” – said Putin.
Putin still believes that the establishment of the international anti-terrorist coalition. “I think it is not only possible but also need to do (to create a coalition),” said the Russian head of state. The Russian leader reminded about his speech in September at the UN General Assembly when he called for the creation of a coalition. “The tragic events that followed only confirmed our correctness”, – said Putin.
In his opinion, “there is no big deal – you need to establish specific work to prevent terrorist acts, the prevention and combating of terrorism on a global scale.” “We offered cooperation on antiheroism direction”, – said the President of the Russian Federation. He regretted that the response from the US was received, a note refusing to cooperate.
“Life is developing very quickly and gives us lessons. I think that now knowing that the fight is possible only together, comes to us all,” he said. The Russian leader said: “We have never closed the door for this collaboration.”
“We believe that cooperation can be initiated at the political level and on the level of intelligence being actively involved with each other work, exchange information, help each other, to warn each other about danger,” Putin said. He drew attention to the fact that the foreign Ministers now work together to draw up a list of terrorist groups. According to Putin, the fight against terrorism is conducted in order to achieve a political settlement in Syria.