Kadyrov: the fight against terrorism in Syria responsible for the security of Russia

Kadyrov: the fight against terrorism in Syria responsible for the security of Russia

MOSCOW, February 23. Military operation in Syria against terrorist groups is an appropriate measure of Russia to ensure its own security, said Tuesday the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.

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“Speaking on the side of the current Syrian authorities, we protect their safety. If you give the terrorists the opportunity to gain a foothold there, they first will go for us,” he said in an interview with radio station “Russian news service”.

According to Kadyrov, the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin is correct and corresponds to the challenges and threats emanating from international terrorism, including in Syria.

“Therefore, the President has chosen the right strategy, and we should encourage her to talk about it, to shout, to stand, to show we can to the President was sure that all Russian people supported and ready to go to war, so we were left alone,” – expressed confidence the politician.

Russia is conducting operation against terrorists in Syria from 30 September 2015, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the fight against militants involved, the aerospace force and Navy. In Moscow repeatedly declared that Russia has no plans conducts in Syria ground operation.

22 February in the evening was circulated a joint statement of the Russian Federation and the United States, which States that the ceasefire in Syria will come into force on 27 February at 00:00 time of Damascus (01:00 GMT). The statement stressed that the truce apply to all parties to the conflict, with the exception of terrorist groups, DAISH (Arabic name “Islamic state”) and “EN-dzhebhat Nusra” (both banned in Russia), as well as other terrorist organizations recognized by the UN Security Council.


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).

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