Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of the danger of a resurgence of ISIS terrorists due to the Turkish aggression on Syrian territory.
Sputnik news agency quoted Putin as saying during a meeting of the heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat that there are areas in northern Syria where ISIS terrorists are stationed, adding that according to the Intelligence Department of the Russian General Staff there are hundreds or thousands of terrorists in northern Syria. It is a real threat to all of us and our intelligence resources must be mobilized to stop this threat.
Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed in a statement today its concern over the Turkish aggression on Syrian territory, calling for commitment to fully respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and integrity of Syria.
The Turkish regime forces are launching an aggression on Syrian territory in Hasakah and Raqqa villages with aerial and artillery shelling that targeted many villages and towns, focusing on infrastructure and vital facilities such as water and electricity stations, dams, oil installations and residential neighborhoods, causing the death of a number of civilians and causing extensive damage and destruction of infrastructure.
In a separate context, the Russian president expressed Moscow's concern about the deployment of Washington medium and short-range missiles in the countries of Asia, where it can reach Russian territory, which calls for similar responses.
"The United States withdrew from the short- and medium-range missile ban treaty and three months later tested a missile of this type, which is not good at all, given that Pentagon officials have already announced that they intend to deploy these weapons in Asia and that they are negotiating with Japan and South Korea on that. ”
Putin said the United States had invented an excuse to pull out of the pact that it had concerns about Asia, warning that US deployment of medium and short-range missiles in Asia was affecting Russia's interests and worsening the situation in international security.
The Russian president pointed out that uncertainty still surrounds the fate of the Treaty (START 3) between Moscow and Washington, which expires next February, pointing out that if not extended, it could lead to a new arms race.
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