More than 4 thousand Russians fighting on the side of terrorists – the Director of FSB of the Russian Federation

Russian security services have identified about 4.5 million Russians who went abroad to participate in hostilities on the side of the terrorists. This was stated by the head of the Federal security service (FSB) of the Russian Federation Alexander Bortnikov in an interview to «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».

More than 200 Russian citizens who were going to join the terrorists, not released from Russia, Bortnikov added.

He did not elaborate on which terrorist organizations in question, saying only that the Russians are going to the middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In 2015, the Minister of internal Affairs of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev stated that about 2 thousand Russians fighting on the side of the grouping “Islamic state“.

Moreover, Bortnikov said that Russian special services in 2017 prevented 18 major attacks and found 56 “conspiratorial terrorist cell“, dismantled 78 insurgents and their accomplices detained more than 1 thousand suspects, and prevented the entry of more than 17 thousand foreign nationals suspected of involvement in terrorism.




More than 4 thousand Russians fighting on the side of terrorists – the Director of FSB of the Russian Federation 20.12.2017

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