Kremlin says Russia is likely to break humanitarian pause if Syrian crisis deterioratesRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 14:15
Russian diplomat says Damascus and Moscow are facing propaganda warRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 14:03
Russian spacecraft with 3 cosmonauts docks with space stationScience & Space October 21, 13:45
Russian Navy received more than 100 Kalibr, Onix missiles in 3rd quarterMilitary & Defense October 21, 13:43
Italy’s ex-prime minister Prodi stresses Russia-US accord vital for Syrian peaceWorld October 21, 13:42
Lavrov is certain all unilateral sanctions will eventually failRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 13:18
Putin discusses situation around Aleppo, Iraqi Mosul with national Security CouncilRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 13:15
Russia alarmed by Jabhat al-Nusra’s refusal to leave Aleppo — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 13:02
Press review: Russia-Ukraine Friendship Treaty and new lunar rover for Moon researchPress Review October 21, 13:00
MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. Washington refers to the possibility of terrorist attacks in Russian cities seeking to force Russia out of Syria, the First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee for Defense and Security Frants Kilntsevich told journalists on Thursday.
US Department of State Spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday that one of the consequences of the war in Syria could be extremists’ "attacks against Russian cities." In his opinion, terrorists could exploit the vacuum of power in Syria and launch attacks "against Russian interests."
Klintsevich called the US diplomat’s comments "very strange". "According to his logic, Russia should stop fighting terrorists for fear of their reaction. But in fact John Kirby, perhaps unintentionally, has highlighted Washington’s desire to force Russia out of Syria," he noted.
Kirby’s statement "will in no way affect" Russia’s activities in Syria, Klintsevich believes. "As for the terrorist threat that the US State Department spokesman tried to intimidate us with, there are special forces to prevent this kind of threats. And these services are highly efficient in Russia," the senator concluded.