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MOSCOW, October 6./TASS/. The Kremlin is not dealing with the issue of volunteers fighting in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in reply to questions of reporters asking whether the state was supporting such volunteers.
"I don’t think so, this is not the function of the state," Peskov said. "As a rule, such organizations exist and act independently," he continued.
Peskov said, however, that if this concerned volunteers fighting among terrorists, it was a crime. As for supporters of the Syrian armed forces, he said he had no information.
"I cannot answer this question, this issue is not on the agenda at all," he said. "You are speaking about somebody who will be helping the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic," he specified. "This has nothing to do with the Kremlin’s agenda," he summed up.
Peskov also said that President Vladimir Putin had no stance on that issue. "The president has not stated his attitude in this issue," he added. "He is mainly concentrating on those people who fall a victim to the influence of Islamic State, who go there, who are concentrated there and get into the hands of extremist or terrorist organization, and who later - and the danger does exist - will be returning back morally crippled," Peskov said.
"This is what the president concentrates on," he added.