MOSCOW, February 13. /TASS/. The recruitment and training by US intelligence services of the Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) militants is an act of international terrorism and requires an international legal assessment, Irina Yarovaya, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Investigation into Activities of the US biological laboratories in Ukraine and Russian State Duma Deputy Speaker, said on Monday.
Earlier on Monday, the press bureau of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service reported that the US military was recruiting jihadist fighters to carry out terrorist attacks on the territory of Russia and CIS countries.
"The very fact that US special services are training IS fighters is an act of international terrorism and requires an international legal assessment and criminal liability," the State Duma press service quoted Yarovaya as saying.
As the Duma Deputy Speaker noted, as of today there are "sufficient grounds" for the Russian Investigative Committee to initiate a criminal case under Article 361 of the Russian Criminal Code (act of international terrorism). According to her, such US actions are something that "the global community should be really concerned about, addressing the issue in the UN."
Yarovaya also stressed that, according to her, the international investigation into the US military-biological global project "should have been launched a long time ago." "Ingenious ways of committing crimes against life and security, judging by the Pentagon's secret biological project in Ukraine, are a real threat to humanity," she added.