The militants promised a harsh response in the event of an attack on the Russian Navy ships in the Bosphorus

The Russian Navy ships passing through the Bosphorus, able to repel possible attacks by militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), says the Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin. His assessment he shared in an interview with “” on Tuesday, may 16.

“If an attack happens, it will be given back hard. We are always ready to repel the attack, and the ships of the Russian Navy has the most modern equipment,” — said the MP, commenting on the information of Turkish mass media about the plans of ISIS to attack Russian ships.

He noted that the Russian side is seriously such reports. “Currently, measures are of a preventive nature in order to prevent provocations”, — said Switchin.

Earlier Tuesday, the newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reported that authorities in Istanbul have taken precautions in connection with a possible attack by the militants on the ships of the Russian Navy. According to the newspaper, identified almost 150 areas from which terrorists could launch a missile strikes.