The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko has declared that Moscow is ready to consider a request by Baghdad for help in strikes on militants "Islamic state" in the event of its receipt. In Syria a Russian military aircraft had been targeted after proper treatment the powers of the President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia might consider political and military expediency of the participation of Air and space power forces in operations against terrorists "Islamic state" in Iraq. This was announced by the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. According to her, the first thing are the procedures for a formal appeal to the Iraqi authorities of the Russian Federation.
However, as stressed by Matvienko, Russia will not participate in ground operations and is ready to cooperate with all concerned in a win over the "is" States. "We will not participate in any ground operations and is ready to cooperate with all countries, regions, also non-regional players in the common fight against the global evil of terrorism", - said the speaker of the Federation Council.
According to Matvienko, Russia "will not be involved for a long time in the resolution of the Syrian crisis". "It only support for air force regular Syrian army, Kurdish militias against the terrorists of "ISIL", - she said.
Matvienko reminded that Baghdad was created the coordination centre, composed of Russia, Iraq, Syria and Iran. "We understand that without proper coordination to effectively fight the STATE, destroy it, and we really invite all interested in destroying "ISIL" to join the coordinating center," she said. With all that Matvienko has assured that "Russia has no other goals, in addition to how to defeat "ISIL", unlike other States that are in a different coalition".
In addition she commented on the statements about the threat of terrorist attacks in Russia. Domestic law enforcement authorities are working perfectly to prevent terrorist attacks in the country, announced the speaker of the upper house of Parliament.
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