Terrorists of all sorts, including ISIL and the al-Nusra Front, tried to get into Ukraine to get a pause from fighting jihad.
"Fighters of international terrorists organizations ISIL, the al-Nusra Front and the Imarat Kavkaz [the Caucasian Emirate, a militant jihadist organization active in Southwestern Russia] were returned to the countries of their origin," Korrespondent wrote, citing an SBU statement.
Apparently, the militants considered Ukraine as a transit country where they could get medical help and forge documents to travel in and out of the Syrian-Iraqi conflict zone, the source said.
Meanwhile around 30,000 foreign fighters, from various places including Western countries, are currently fighting for ISIL. If they return home, carrying violence and extremism, they will promote radical ideas in their home countries and become the organizers of sabotage, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.