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Use of force by some states plays into terrorists’ hands, Putin warns

April 25, 9:31 UTC+3

The Russian leader noted that the forum in Sochi will provide a good opportunity to discuss the options of countering various threats and challenges to international security

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SOCHI, April 25. /TASS/. The use of military force by some countries bypassing the United Nations Security Council plays into the hands of terrorists and extremists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

"Some members of the international community have been increasingly trying to ignore the generally recognized norms and principles of the international law and resort to the use of military force bypassing the UN Security Council and refuse to hold talks as a key tool of resolving international disputes," Putin said in his greeting to the participants of the international summit of high-ranking representatives responsible for security issues in Sochi.

Putin’s address was read out loud at the forum’s opening ceremony by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

"This, in its turn, generates political and social instability and plays into the hands of terrorism, extremism and transnational crime, leading to the escalation of local conflicts and crises," Putin said.

According to Putin, as a result the tasks of ensuring global and regional security are becoming vital. "Russia is ready for the closest cooperation with foreign partners in this direction both in multilateral formats and on a bilateral basis," he stressed.

The Russian leader noted that the forum in Sochi will provide a good opportunity to discuss the options of countering various threats and challenges to international security, exchange experience and broaden professional contacts.

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