Security sphere situation
NATO Allies have decided to start the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by May 1, the North Atlantic Council said in a statement released Wednesday, April 14.
After the withdrawal of the US military contingent from Afghanistan, it will be more difficult for Washington to fight such terrorist groups as IS and Al-Qaeda (banned in the Russian Federation). CIA Director William Burns made this statement on Wednesday, April 14, at a Senate committee hearing.
Russian and Chinese Members of Parliament will involve law enforcement officers of the two countries in the discussion of countering terrorism, extremism and cybercrime on an ongoing basis, said Vasily Piskarev, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Corruption Control on April 15.
Terrorists began to use chats in video games to exchange messages, as well as resort to anonymization tools and foreign e-mail servers, said FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov.
Militants are being recruited for Ukraine in northern Syria, reports WarGonzo Telegram channel, citing Arabic-language groups in Telegram and Twitter, as well as indirect confirmation from its own sources in Istanbul.
The Istanbul Conference on the Afghan Peace Process will take place from April 24 to May 4. This was announced on April 13 by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
A resident of Novouralsk (Sverdlovsk Oblast of Russia) was fined 500 thousand rubles for publicly justifying terrorism on the social media. The decision was made by the Central District Military Court.
A citizen of Tajikistan Ikbolzhon Shamshidinov became a defendant in the case conducted by the Investigative Committee in the North Caucasian Federal District of Russia. He is charged under the Criminal Code article “Public incitement to carry out terrorist activities and public justification of terrorism, as well as persuading others to participate in the activities of a foreign terrorist organization.”
A criminal case was initiated against a resident of the city of Novy Urengoy in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of Russia for facilitating terrorist activities and terrorism financing. This was reported on Wednesday on the website of the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation responsible for the district.
In the Stavropol Territory (Russia), a court arrested participants of the preparation for a terrorist attack in Kislovodsk. The press service of the court informed the Russian Gazette about this on Monday.