Putin: Russia during the beginning operation in Syria

MOSCOW, February 26. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin is confident that Russia during the beginning of the antiterrorist operation in Syria. The Board of the FSB the head of state said that Service stopped the activities of groups that were ready to strike at Russia.

Now it’s important to properly cover the territory of Russia from the penetration of militants from the Middle East and from other regions to quickly identify and neutralize those who are involved in terrorist activities abroad

Vladimir Putin

“We, referring to Russia as a whole, in time the Armed forces started the fighting in Syria,” – said the Russian leader.

He appealed to the FSB: “Your work on the ground, on the territory of the Russian Federation the best way this is confirmed, because thanks to your efforts, suppressed the activity of those underground groups and factions that were ready to strike at our country.”

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has confirmed that the military operation in Syria against ISIS (banned in the Russian Federation terrorist group “Islamic state”) and other terrorist groups will continue after the truce.

“February 27, midnight damask time fighting against all the armed units who will declare their readiness to cease fire against these militant groups military action by the armed forces of Syria, Russia and the US-led coalition fighting will not be conducted”, – said the head of state at the Board of the FSB.

However, he stressed that “gangs of the ISIL (the former name of the grouping “Islamic state”), “jabhat al-al-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and other terrorist organizations recognized by the UN security Council is not concerned”. “A decisive struggle against them will continue,” – said the Russian leader.


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).