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Russia expresses solidarity with Egypt in fight against terrorism, extremism

July 02, 2015, 16:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Russian Foreign Ministry made this comment in connection with the military operation of Egypt’s armed forces on the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday
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MOSCOW, July 2. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry strongly condemns all terrorist attacks, including those directed against the Egyptian government agencies, armed forces and law enforcement agencies, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the military operation of Egypt’s armed forces on the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday. The operation came in response to a series of terrorist attacks targeting the country’s security forces near the towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah.

"In connection with these events, we reaffirm our principled stand of strong condemnation of all terrorist attacks, including those directed against Egyptian government agencies, armed forces and law enforcement agencies," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "We reiterate our firm solidarity with the people and the leaders of Egypt in their struggle against terrorism and extremism and support for their efforts to stabilize the situation in the country."

"We confirm our recommendations to Russian citizens who are in Egypt as tourists to be cautious, not to leave the resort areas and avoid visiting the areas of increased terrorist and criminal danger," the ministry said.

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