‘We must use force’ Russia calls on world leaders to fight after...

‘We must use force’ Russia calls on world leaders to fight after Nice terror attack

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RUSSIA is calling on Europe to stand up and fight in the wake of a deadly terror attack in Nice, France.

Vladimir Putin’s country has repeated calls for further military action against the Islamic State.

The Kremlin said they are ready to work with France on all anti-terrorist operations following the horror attack which left at least 84 people dead, including 10 children.

A terrorist drove a 19-tonne truck 1.3 miles along a promenade “zig-zagging” and firing a gun to try to maximise fatalities during a Bastille Day celebration on the seafront.

ISIS have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, and witnesses said the man was shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

World leaders have condemned the attack and sent messages of condolence to France and telegrams to French President Francois Hollande.

But Russia has said it is now time to use further force.

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Speaking at the Asia Europe Meeting in Monogolia, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said: “Terrorism has no boundaries and is a common threat both for Europe and Asia. As of now, there are 80 victims including children, a large number of tourists.

“According to media reports there are EU and Russian citizens among the victims.

“We must find answers to such challengers, to show solidarity, to do everything we can to fight against terrorism.

“Especially since terrorists and their sponsors only understand force, and we must use it.”

The Kremlin has already been launching heavy strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

After the attacks in paris which left 130 dead President Hollande is believe to have asked Russia to up the campaign in Syria and strike ISIS harder.

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Earlier this month jihadis downed a Russian chopper, prompting a furious response from the Kremlin who launched a crushing long range bombing raid.

There have been reports the Nice attack was in response for the killing of ISIS commander Omar the Chechen.

France has pledged to deploy more forces to the Middle East in the wake of the attack, joining Russia’s promise to send their biggest warship to crush the caliphate.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “The mass killing in Nice is a thriller that came true. Condolences to the relatives of those killed, words of support to those injured and especially those, who are currently on the verge of life and death.”

She also urged the world to fight together against threats.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “President Putin sent a telegram to his French counterpart President Hollande, in which he expressed deep condolences after this inhumane, barbaric terrorist attack.”

Source: express.co.uk

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