Moscow heavily involved with ISIS and other terrorist groups, Ukraine tells NATO

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Analysis & Opinion, Military analysis, Ukraine

In the not so distant past, the United States government would have taken the lead in exposing Russian threats to the West; but now, with Washington pulling back from that role, other countries and particularly those most directly exposed are filling the vacuum in various ways.

Poland and the Baltic countries, all of whom are in NATO, have come to play a leading role in this regard not only warning the West about what Putin is up to but hosting international conferences and preparing well-documented reports.

But now countries even more exposed because they aren’t under the security umbrella of the Western alliance are doing the same.

Now, Ukraine is joining this group having prepared and distributed to the alliance and its members at a meeting in Tbilisi last week an analytic study “about the links of the Russian Federation with terrorist organizations in the Middle East and in Central Asia.”

The report details how Moscow communicates with these groups, provides support and coordinates their actions with those of the Russian government and security services.

During the Cold War, the West relied upon and benefitted from studies prepared by those who had fled the communist regimes Moscow had imposed in the USSR and in Eastern Europe. Now, these countries are independent, but the expertise about Russian behavior found in them is no less valuable.

They deserve the closest attention and where possible support.


Edited by: A. N.

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  • Mykola Banderachuk

    of course the russians are involved and created isis. lets go back in history to the 70’s and 80’s, there were so-called violent liberation movements all over the third world that were sponsored and aided by the cccp. once the cccp collapsed, all of a sudden like magic all these groups disappeared. coincidence? hardly think so. putin just re-opened the communist toolbox in today’s world. So John McCain is right isis is not a great threat, putin is by far the greatest threat world faces today.

  • zorbatheturk

    Moscow loves the way issues like IS, terrorism, and climate change constantly deflect the West’s attention away from RuSSia’s ongoing mischief.

  • Dirk Smith

    Old news. Very unfortunate McCain was not elected in 2008. Eight years of Obama’s ineptitude regarding foreign policy enabled the gay dwarf to become the Frankenstein he is now. Now the West must destroy this monster…………….

  • Kruton

    N.Korea has 0 oil to fight a war,take a wild guess who’s supplying them now?!