Sands: for the coalition against ISIS does not need transactions

Sands: for the coalition against ISIS does not need transactions

MOSCOW, December 7. To create a coalition against terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) need not deal, and to realize the indispensability of this option. This opinion was expressed to journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication of the mayor of London Boris Johnson in which he, particularly, urged the West to make a deal with Russia to counter IG.

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“To create a coalition there is no need for transactions. The coalition is not created on the basis of transactions,” – said Peskov. According to him, such a Union of parties is possible “on the understanding that there is no alternative other methods of fighting terrorism”.

“But, however, such willingness in collaboration the mayor of London is exactly what fully corresponds with the consistent position of Russia”, – concluded the press-Secretary of the Russian President.

In Moscow still believe that an effective fight against IG is only possible on the single platform of the coalition, said Sands.

“President Putin and Russian representatives at various levels have repeatedly emphasized our conviction that the effective control of these dangerous manifestations of it (international terrorism, including the Islamic state) is only possible on the single platform of the coalition and the comprehensive coordination of joint actions”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

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“We believe that international terrorism, and in this case the phenomenon of the Islamic state (formerly ISIS), which could in fact occupy much of the territory of several States, in this case we are talking about Syria and Iraq, of course, represents an equal threat to all of us, for all States,” said Sands.

He commented on the speech of U.S. President Barack Obama, who on Sunday night appealed to the country about the opposition to terror and national security. The American leader has mentioned it in more active cooperation with friends and allies of the United States and opening for such countries as Russia, the opportunity to contribute to the cause.


“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).