Russia calls for unity in fight against terrorists: Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:19am EST

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Monday likened two deadly suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd to attacks by militants in the United States, Syria and other countries and called for international solidarity in the fight against "terrorists".

"We will not retreat and will continue our consistent fight against an insidious enemy that can only be defeated together," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It did not place direct blame on any particular group for the attacks but said they came against a backdrop of threats from militants such as Doku Umarov, leader of an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus who has called on fighters to prevent Russia holding the Winter Olympics in February.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman)

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AlkalineState wrote:
Too little too late. While Putin was busy making friends with Assad in Syria, and at home tracking down the dangerous women of Pussy Riot and other critics….

the real killers were moving in. Now he as an actual problem on his hands, and he is clearly in over his head.

Dec 30, 2013 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
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