MOSCOW, November 26. The terrorist attacks that happened in France, as well as with the Russian aircraft A321, forced to unite efforts of Moscow and Paris in the fight against terrorism. This was stated by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at a meeting with French leader Francois Hollande.
“To combine efforts in the fight against a common evil”
“All this forces us to combine efforts in the fight against this common threat,” said the Russian head of state.
“We are ready for this cooperation, Mr. President, and pleased to see You,” he said Hollande.
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The President assured the French President: “We mourn with you about the losses that France has suffered a severe loss”.
“You know that Russia suffered serious losses as a result heinous act of terrorism against our civilian aircraft,” – said Putin.
The President appreciates the efforts of the French colleague françois Hollande of creating a broad antiterrorist coalition.
“You pay great attention, make every effort to build a broad anti-terrorist coalition”, – said the head of the Russian state.
“Moreover, we believe it (the coalition) is absolutely necessary, in this sense, our positions coincide”, – said Putin.
A series of terrorist attacks in France
A series of terrorist attacks occurred on the night of 14 November in Paris. In the concert hall Bataclan, the unknown took hostages. Attacks also were made on the Boulevard, Sharon, Boulevard Voltaire, on the Rue Fontaine-AU-ROI and on the street Alibert. In the capital’s suburb of Saint-Denis at the Stade de France, which hosted the football match between France and Germany, bombings.
According to the latest data, as a result of terrorist attacks killed 130 people, and about 350 were injured. Attacks made nine terrorists.
In connection with the incident, President Francois Hollande announced the introduction in the country of state of emergency and the introduction of intensified control of crossing the state borders. He later stated that the responsibility for the attack bears the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).
Hollande also called on the citizens to unite at this difficult time. “We must show solidarity and unity. France needs to be strong,” – said the head of state.
“Terrorism is our common enemy”
The French President thanked the Russians for their response to the terrorist attacks in Paris and emphasized that both countries have recently suffered from terrorist attacks.
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“We know that terrorism is our common enemy,” said the French President, adding that to combat it you need to create a broad and strong coalition.
“That is why I am here today with You, that together we were able to find a solution to go on that path together, to coordinate our actions to fight effectively against the common enemy and find political solutions to resolve the situation in Syria,” added the French leader.
Hollande noted that for countries opposing terrorism, “the time is now ripe to take responsibility for what is happening” and to take coordinated measures.
About grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and “Islamic state”
The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.
“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).