Putin accused the IG in the preparation of plans to destabilize the situation in the South of Russia

Vladimir Putin

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that the terrorists “Islamic state” (IG; a group banned in Russia) are preparing new plans to destabilize the situation in the southern regions of the country and in Central Asia. He said this on Friday, June 9, during a leaders ‘ meeting of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) in a narrow format, reports TASS.

In this regard, the Russian leader urged his colleagues to strengthen the coordination of intelligence services of States-SCO members, “including through regional anti-terrorist structure”.

“Cannot but cause concern and attempts to settle on Afghan soil by terrorists to spread their criminal activities to our state. The SCO created and operate a clandestine cell of ISIS is shown by the investigation of the terrorist attack in Russia, in St. Petersburg”, — said Putin.

In early may, the head of state, commenting on the attack on the St. Petersburg metro, said that terrorist attacks threaten the majority of the CIS countries. He also stated that the situation with international terrorism in the world is not improving.

April 3 at the train station of St. Petersburg, EN route from “Sennaya square” to the “Technological Institute” , worked the explosive device. The explosion killed 14 people, injured about 50 people. Another explosion at the station “Ploschad Vosstaniya”, failed to prevent. In fact the incident a criminal case under article “Terrorist act”. According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, a bomb could result in the action of 22-year-old native of Kyrgyzstan Akbarjon Jalilov, who received Russian citizenship.