News from Russia: Kremlin comments on ISIS video threatening Russia

17:26 Aug. 1, 2016

Kremlin comments on ISIS video threatening Russia

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks to the Associated Press in Moscow on April 5, 2016 (AP Photo)

Islamic State called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on July 31 

ISIS threats against Russia will not have any impact on Moscow's anti-terrorist policy.

This was reported by Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov to journalists in Moscow, according to UNIAN.

"Sure, statements alike are examined by Russian special services responsible for anti-terrorist operations and security. Sure, the Russian Defence Ministry takes necessary measures during the Russian Space-Air Forces operation in Syria," Peskov told journalists, answering the question if the Kremlin thinks that the ISIL video where militants declared jihad on Russia poses a real threat.

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According to Peskov, the Russian authorities pay necessary attention to these videos.

"However, these threats can't have any impact on Russia's consistent policy as well as President Putin's policy regarding fight against terrorism, international terrorism, which, of course, will continue in all directions," Peskov said.

Peskov added, one should not exaggerate the importance of these videos, since terrorist groups are inclined to resort to intimidation when they are confronted and 'backed into a corner'. Peskov said that security issues top the agenda any time the Russian President meets defence and law enforcement agencies.

Islamic State called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on Sunday, July 31.

Read also 'Listen, Putin, we will come to Russia and kill you at your homes' - ISIS new video warns


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