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CIS chief slams export of ‘color revolutions’

September 28, 2016, 13:02 UTC+3 MINSK

According to the chairman of the executive committee of the Commonwealth of iIndependent States, artificial change of legitimate authorities in some states has intensified illegal migration problems

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MINSK, September 28. /TASS/. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Sergei Lebedev has criticized export of ‘color revolutions’ and artificial change of legitimate authorities in some states saying they have intensified illegal migration problems.

"The incessant attempts by the well-known centers of power to impose an alien development model on some countries and govern intra-political processes in sovereign states from outside by exportation of ‘color revolutions’ and artificial change of legitimate power are a dangerous destabilizing factor," Lebedev told an international conference on the 25th anniversary of the CIS.

As a result, "the disastrously rising flow of illegal migrants has become an acute international problem," the head of the CIS Executive Committee said.

The CIS official called noted the "extremely complex" situation in the Middle East where the Islamic State [terrorist organization outlawed in Russia] and other terrorist groupings continue to carry out their aggressive activity.

"Tension persists in the Afghan-Pakistani region, which directly threatens the security of Central Asian states that are CIS members," Lebedev said.

The information space is subjected to persistent aggressive attacks, he said.

"It is obvious that some countries are seeking to use their dominant position in the global information network to achieve not only economic but also military and political goals," the CIS executive secretary said.

"Special threat is posed by international terrorism aligned with various radical and extremist movements," he added.

That is why, the emphasis of CIS security cooperation has been shifted towards countering terrorism in recent years, Lebedev said.

"Considering modern trends, considerable attention is paid to neutralizing the use of information technologies for spreading extremist ideas and recruiting new terrorists, first of all, from among the youth," Lebedev said.

"Also, coordinated measures are under way to reveal and liquidate the channels of terrorists’ financial support," the chairman of the CIS Executive Committee said.

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