MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia is prepared to make pre-emptive strikes on “terrorist bases” anywhere in the world, the Interfax news agency cited the country’s chief of staff as saying.
“With regard to preventive strikes on terrorist bases, we will take any action to eliminate terrorist bases in any region of the world. But this does not mean we will carry out nuclear strikes,” General Yuri Baluyevsky said Wednesday.
Baluyevsky added that Russia’s choice of action “will be determined by the concrete situation where ever it may be in the world.
“Military action is the last resort in the fight agaisnt terrorism.”