Militants in Syria were defeated in part to the help Russia provided to official Damascus in the fight against terrorism, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit on Friday.
"Real results in the fight against international terrorism have been achieved in Syria," the president said. "In many aspects, due to Russia’s comprehensive assistance to the legitimate Syrian government, the militants were defeated."
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries need to make every possible effort to prevent terrorists from laying their hands on chemical and biological weapons, Putin is quoted as saying by TASS.
"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," the Russian leader pointed out.