Medvedev urges the West to unite with Russia in the fight against terrorism


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

18th November, 2015


All States should unite to combat international terrorism, said the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the summit of the Asia-Pacific region, reports “Interfax”.

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“The attack on our plane and the terrorist attack in Paris have resulted in an enormous human loss. These developments have exacerbated the global political agenda. War is declared to the civilized world, the threat is global, and, alas, absolute, real,” — said Medvedev.

Russian Prime Minister considers the position of some Western countries who “don’t want to work with Russia” strange.

“They announced the Russian boycott, saying we will not be friends with them, let them be isolated. Something like that,” added the Prime Minister. In his words, “Russia will be able to live without these contacts”, being ”alone to face the terror”, and can even “win this fight”. He said that “the West will survive, the question is — at what cost”.

“My deep conviction is that in this struggle we should be together”, — said the head of the Russian government.

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