Sands: intelligence agencies have begun implementation of Putin’s order to find the perpetrators of the terrorist attack with A321

MOSCOW, November 17. Russian security forces started the implementation of the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin to find those responsible for the attack A321 aircraft over the Sinai.

“Intelligence agencies after the night of the meeting, of course, proceeded to implement the orders of the Commander-in-chief and head of state”, – said the press-Secretary of Putin, Dmitry Peskov.

However, he did not disclose any details, saying: “the information may be provided in this case only special services”.

“Remember: the President instructed our special services to take measures to establish all of those involved in the organization of this heinous terrorist act; he ordered to look for these people around the world regardless of geography, without any time limitation and to destroy all these people”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

“Export of terrorism”

Forbidden in Russia of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG) and several others are the focus of terrorism in Syria and are responsible for the export of such crimes in other countries, also said Sands.

“ISIL is a terrorist organization and it is obvious that this terrorist organization, like other groups, “(Perhaps) an-Nusra” and others – are the focus of the terrorism in the territories they now control and, of course, they are responsible for the export of terrorism from this region to other countries”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).

“In strict accordance with the law”

The Kremlin declares that all actions in combating terrorism, Russia was and will be conducted in strict compliance with international law.

“Russia all their actions in terms of fight against terrorism carried out in strict accordance with the norms and principles of international law. This principle will be followed in the future is a fundamental principle”, – said Peskov, noting that “the operation in the territory of another state may be exercised either in accordance with the resolution of the security Council (UN), or at the request of the legitimate government of this country.”

He said that the Russian President Vladimir Putin at the evening meeting on Monday, speaking about the inevitability of punishment for terrorists after the collapse of the A321 in Egypt, he mentioned “it is in this context the 51st article of the” Charter of the United Nations.

A Kremlin spokesman gave no answer to the question whether a special operation of the Russian Federation abroad during the search for the perpetrators of the terrorist attack with the Russian aircraft. “I said everything I wanted to say,” he said.

“We will act in accordance with article 51 of the UN Charter providing for the right of States to defend themselves”, – Putin said at the meeting. –

Strengthen internal security

Putin told security forces to enforce internal security in the country.

As reported by Sands, this instruction was given at a meeting late Monday, after a report that the cause of the crash A321 over Sinai was a terrorist attack.

“During the meeting, the President instructed all law enforcement agencies to take measures for the appropriate strengthening of internal security”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

Tasks for action in Syria

Putin on Tuesday will personally deliver tasks on action in Syria in front of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation.

As said Sands, “today at five in the evening, the President will be on Frunze embankment in the Ministry of defence, all information about that visit will be provided”.

A Kremlin spokesman refused to answer the question whether the increased intensity of the blows the Russian air force in Syria. “In terms of increasing the intensity of our aviation over the territory of Syria, let’s wait for today’s meeting, Putin will be at the Center of national defense, let’s wait; I think there will be more detailed reports made to the commander-in-chief”, – said Peskov.

In a military operation in Syria takes part only aircraft, not ground forces, reminds a press-the Secretary of the President of Russia.

Answering the question about further actions of Russian troops in Syria, he reiterated: “President Putin has repeatedly said that Russia would be limited to only air component, and that the question of land operations is not”.

“In addition, I would like to remind you that the operation of the Russian space forces carried out in support of ground offensive operations by armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

Peskov refused to answer the question, did Putin informed the leaders of the countries “the twenty” the Russian Federation plans to intensify strikes on terrorist positions in Syria or backing. “I can’t answer your question,” he said.

The fight against terrorism became one of Central at the G20 summit on 15-16 November in Antalya. Putin participated in the forum, and held in his fields a series of bilateral contacts with foreign leaders.

On the detention of suspects in Egypt

In the Kremlin unknown information about the alleged detention in Egypt suspected of involvement with Russian aircraft A321.

“No,” – said Peskov on a question of the press, if it reports the arrest of two suspects in the Sharm El-Sheikh.

About the meeting with Hollande

Date and place of the meeting of the presidents of Russia and France will determine in the next day or two, said Sands.

“While the exact date no,” he said. “The possibility of such a meeting worked out,” added Sands. “I think that in a day or two some kind of clarity may occur on schedule,” he said.

Answering the question whether there were any plans to hold such a contact the leaders in Moscow, a Kremlin spokesman said that as yet cannot answer.

Earlier Peskov said that Putin and Hollande to hold negotiations before the climate summit, which opens in Paris on 30 November. The President of the Russian Federation intends to participate in it.

Hollande had earlier announced that in the coming days intends to meet with the leaders of the United States and Russia, to discuss joint efforts to combat terrorism.