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Russia is involved in the ISIS militants training - Klimkin
11:05, 23 September 2015
Russia is involved in the ISIS militants training - Klimkin

Previously, Russia have trained military men of Saddam Hussein`s army

11:05, 23 September 2015

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centerforsecuritypolicy.org

Russia earlier have trained soldiers of the army of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, many of which are now fighting on the side of a terrorist group ISIS, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated that on air of channel 24.

"A significant number of those who are on the side of ISIS are the former military servicemen of Saddam Hussein`s army. Russia knows well them.  The country knows their mentality, it considerably trained them," Klimkin said.

According to him, the cooperation of Western countries with the Russian Federation towards the crisis in Syria will not lead to changes in relations with Russia.

"Classic Russian approach is to do something in order there was a crisis or couple of them. And then that those crises could be dealt only with Russia. Therefore, there will be cooperation with Russia towards Syria and, possibly, other issues. However, this will not lead to global changes in the relationship with Russia,” he said.

Reportedly, in Syria large number of Russian military equipment is located, in particular, Russian military aircraft is deployed there.

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