MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The outlawed Daesh’s threats against Russia cannot influence Moscow’s stance on the fight against international terrorism, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
"Such threats are not able in any way to impact Russia’s and President [Vladimir] Putin’s consistent policy on the fight against international terrorism, which of course will continue in all directions," Peskov told reporters.
He stressed that, following the banned terrorist organization's purported video urging jihad in Russia, the Kremlin "treats such publications with the necessary attention."
"Certainly, the special services responsible for anti-terrorist operation and security take such publications into account. Surely the Ministry of Defense overseeing the Aerospace Forces’ operation in Syria are taking the necessary measures," Peskov stressed.
Exaggerating Daesh's threats is unnecessary in the face of the outlawed terrorist organization’s losses in Syria, Peskov said.
“We should not exaggerate the importance of these videos. Of course, terrorist groups use such scare tactics when their tails are pressed in the course of battle. It is normal practice and should not be somehow exaggerated, but precautions must be taken at the same time,” Peskov told reporters.
Asked whether Russian President Vladimir Putin has been briefed of the latest video purportedly circulated by the outlawed terrorist group calling on its adherents to wage jihad in Russia, the Kremlin spokesman said the issue “constantly appears in the President’s contacts with the security chiefs.”