MOSCOW, November 20. Moscow welcomes the French President’s statement about the intention to create a broad coalition against ISIS, which is consistent with extended Russian President Vladimir Putin’s initiatives at the UN General Assembly. This was stated to journalists by the Russian leader’s aide Yuri Ushakov.
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“The focus (during the meeting Hollande with Putin on 26 November) will be paid to coordination of efforts on the antiterrorist track, the situation in Syria,” said Ushakov. “Our party welcomes the statement of the President of France of the intention to create a broad coalition antiepilepsy, – said the representative of the Kremlin. French anti-terrorism resonate with the priorities put forward by our President at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly an initiative to harmonize the resolutions of the UN security Council on coordination of actions of all forces that oppose the Islamic state and other terrorist organizations.”
Thus in Moscow consider Hollande visit to Washington, anticipating the arrival of the President of France to Moscow, “as a continuation of its alleged efforts to build the broadest anti-terrorist coalition, we are actively supporting, this is the essence of our initiatives (UNGA).
Ushakov stressed that “dialogue with the French President, has special significance – it – in undermining Russian aircraft over Egypt and the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris”. According to him, these tragedies only underscore “the need to unite all efforts, and the efforts of the real”. “It will be interesting to meet with Hollande after he his ideas will “upgrade” first through American colleagues at the meeting with (US President Barack) Obama on November 24,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.
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He recalled that on 17 November, immediately after a telephone conversation with Hollande Putin during a visit to National defence centre has set the task to work closely with the French military, to act with them as allies given the deployment of naval groups in Russia and France close to each other near the Syrian coast. “In continuation of the talks (Putin and Hollande) on the phone and the instructions of the President (on cooperation with the military of France) on November 19 was a telephone conversation between the chiefs of General staffs of Russia and France,” – said Ushakov.
“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).