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Russia: Putin warns of Syrian 'terrorist migration'01:11

Russia: Putin warns of Syrian 'terrorist migration'

Russian Federation, Sochi
September 23, 2013 at 13:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Putin warns of Syrian 'terrorist migration'

Leaders of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan gathered at in Sochi on Monday to attend a session of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO).

The session opened with a declaration, that the chairmanship of the CSTO will be handed over from Kyrgyzstan to Russia in 2014.

Vladimir Putin commented on the most up-to-date focuses of the Treaty with regards to current instability in the Middle East and upcoming exit of international coalition forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

Putin expressed his concern regarding the dangers of terrorism spreading throughout Syria and elsewhere.

He said, "CSTO also closely follows the developments of the situation in Syria. The terrorist groups operating on the country's territory had to come from somewhere, and if they leave they'll have to go somewhere else. Thus the issue of terrorist migration from country to country is quite real and can directly affect interests of any of our nations."

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Russia: Putin warns of Syrian 'terrorist migration'

Leaders of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan gathered at in Sochi on Monday to attend a session of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO).

The session opened with a declaration, that the chairmanship of the CSTO will be handed over from Kyrgyzstan to Russia in 2014.

Vladimir Putin commented on the most up-to-date focuses of the Treaty with regards to current instability in the Middle East and upcoming exit of international coalition forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

Putin expressed his concern regarding the dangers of terrorism spreading throughout Syria and elsewhere.

He said, "CSTO also closely follows the developments of the situation in Syria. The terrorist groups operating on the country's territory had to come from somewhere, and if they leave they'll have to go somewhere else. Thus the issue of terrorist migration from country to country is quite real and can directly affect interests of any of our nations."