20 Dec 2017 20:07

Putin promises to continue eliminating hotbeds of terrorism

MOSCOW. Dec 20 (Interfax) - Russia will continue its active participation in eliminating hotbeds of terrorism, and it is open to exchanging relevant information, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"I would like to point out that we will continue to eliminate hotbeds of international terrorism with the same determination, act together with other countries, with everyone who is ready to fight against this global threat; we are ready for joint work and the exchange of information," Putin said at an event marking Security Services Workers' Day on Wednesday.

Russian security services made important contributions to the counterterrorist operation in Syria, Putin said.

"Information provided on time, the suppression of militants' supplies channels, the disruption of their contacts and command systems, were a worthy contribution to the efforts of the army and the fleet and facilitated the defeat of the main terrorist group and the elimination of the base from which they threatened Russia," Putin said.