14:25 Jul. 6, 2016
Peskov says other countries should cooperate with Moscow in combatting terrorism
The European Union and Turkey ignored information received from Moscow on possible involvement of Russian citizens in terror activities, Kremlin's spokesperson Dmitri Peskov told journalists on Wednesday.
"Unfortunately, over the last years, Russia sent information – via different channels, including special services - to Turkish and to European colleagues that persons suspected of involvement in terrorism, persons suspected of planning to join different terrorist groups, find shelter on the territory of Turkey and of several other European countries," Peskov was quoted by the Russian TASS news agency.
Kremlin's press secretary added that Russia's information was ignored, and Istanbul terror attacks may be the result of this fact.
"Such signals from the Russian side often did not receive due attention or any kind of reaction from our colleagues. Unfortunately, this [terror attack in Istanbul] may be the consequence of ignoring it," he added.
Peskov concluded that Moscow backs maximum cooperation in combat against terrorism as "no country can fight it alone."