Russian fighters scrambled 14 times in past week to intercept foreign aircraft — ministryMilitary & Defense June 23, 6:17
EU summit participants show unity on anti-Russian sanctions — MerkelWorld June 23, 4:11
Moldovan parliament refuses to hold no confidence vote in Foreign Minister Andrei GalburWorld June 23, 2:03
Google.ru’s temporary ban should serve as reminder to others — lawmakerBusiness & Economy June 23, 1:59
Russian lawmaker slams EU’s decision to extend sanctions on Moscow as absurdRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 0:32
IOC spokesperson confirms Bach’s words about possible sanctions on RussiaSport June 22, 23:27
Germany-Chile Confederations Cup encounter in Kazan ends with 1-1 drawSport June 22, 23:12
Putin praises Moscow International Film FestivalSociety & Culture June 22, 21:49
Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
MOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. The tragedy in Nice, France, has shown that the NATO member-countries should fight international terrorism instead of confronting a mythical "Russian threat," First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council upper house International Affairs Committee Vladimir Dzhabarov told TASS on Friday.
"Unfortunately, ironically, when a few days ago NATO spoke publicly of the so-called Russian threat and contemplated moving its troops closer to our borders, the terrorists showed at this moment that the NATO member-countries should fight international terrorism rather than Russia. This summit should have focused on efforts to combat terrorism rather than a mythical Russian threat," the senator said commenting on Thursday’s Bastille Day tragedy in France.
Dzhabarov added that "now that the entire French people is living through difficult times," it would make sense for the world community to join forces in combating international terrorism. In his view, Russia and the West "need to establish contacts between intelligence services, terrorism data exchange and fight it mercilessly."
There were thousands of people at the moment of the attack on Thursday evening on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, who were leaving the place after a festive firework display on the occasion of Bastille Day. A truck rammed into the crowd at full speed.
According to the latest reports, 84 people have been killed, several dozen sustained injuries. The truck’s driver was shot dead by the police.