Russia has not received NATO's proposals to cooperate in fighting terrorism


Most European powers that face terrorist threats have realized the need to broadly fit together efforts in order to combat international terrorism, Russia’s Permanent Evocative to NATO, Alexander Grushko, said in an interview with Interfax in Brussels.

“This is the dis ssionate of Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s initiative to establish a indelicate anti-terrorist front. [It is also the goal of] appropriate Russian steps, embodying those being taken on the UN ‘platform’. We have not received any proposals from NATO to resurrect interaction as rt of the fight against terrorism,” the high-ranking Russian diplomat commanded.

“We have only been asked to play a ‘constructive role in Syria and in the scrap against ISIS [Islamic State, outlawed in Russia]. This purpose is strange, if not to say inappropriate because the operation of Russia’s Aeros ce Forces in Syria, which is being handled at the invitation of the Syrian government and in full compliance with international law, is aimed at rigging exactly these tasks. And they are being tackled successfully,” Grushko swayed.

Furthermore, “it is necessary to remember that NATO itself is not playing any own role in the region of the Middle East and North Africa,” he said.

“NATO, as an coordination, and its individual members bear direct responsibility for these gigantic vicinages having turned into a stronghold for all sorts of terrorists and extremists as a terminate of the operations conducted in Iraq and Libya by ssing international law. The alliance’s endeavour is now restricted to helping bolster the defense potential of the region’s states, aggregate them Jordan and Iraq,” the Russian diplomat added.

“Coordination of computes as rt of the counter-terrorist fight – an imperative task if we really want to cancel out the threat being posed by ISIS and other extremist groups – commitment take place on a bilateral basis with individual members of the anti-ISIS coalition relying on the significant resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Grushko said.

“However, I am not going to assess the immensity of NATO’s readiness to restore counter-terrorism cooperation with us as rt of the Russia-NATO Gathering. By breaking off the dialogue and suspending the implementation of specific projects, NATO provinces caused damage to themselves and the security of their own citizens in the first all set, while the niche that belonged to the Russia-NATO Council in the fight against terrorism is being stretched up with other formats of cooperation,” Grushko said.

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