Putin: Russia defeats terrorism in Syria

 Putin: Russia defeats terrorism in Syria

Russia played a key role in defeating militants in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

According to him, real results in the fight against international terrorism have been achieved in Syria, in many aspects, due to Russia’s comprehensive assistance to the legitimate Syrian government. "The militants were defeated," the Russian leader stressed.

"We believe that it is important… to stop terrorists from using drug trafficking revenues and make everything possible to prevent them from getting their hands on chemical and biological weapons or other kinds of weapons of mass destruction," TASS cited Putin as saying.