Russia And European Union Agree On Joint Actions To Block Financing Terrorists

Russia and the European Union have agreed to take joint actions to block any source of financing of terrorist organizations. This agreement was set forth in the joint statement on international terrorism adopted on the results of the Russia-EU summit. Apart from that, Russia and the EU agreed that "their territories should not be used as bases or zones of supporting terrorist operations and actions." The statement also states that the decision was taken on exchanges of information concerning the activity and movement of individuals and groups belonging to terrorist networks or maintaining connection with them, transport documents whose authenticity is doubted, deliveries of arms, explosive substances and dual-purpose materials, financial operations that may be used to support the activity of terrorists, as well as new forms of terrorist activity, including chemical, biological and nuclear threats." Russia and the EU reject the "identification of terrorism with any nationality or religion." "There is no justification for international terrorism, no matter what the motivation of its origin may be," stresses the document. Apart from that, the document points out that Russia and the European Union will develop cooperation within the framework of an anti-terrorist coalition "which Russia and the EU want to see as broad as possible."

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