Kyrgyzstan backs up air strikes of Russia against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria. The President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev told journalists today.
Media representatives asked the head of state, whether the Kyrgyz Republic backs up the actions of the Russian Federation in Syria against ISIL and whether the CSTO countries should join the coalition that Russia forms.
"CSTO countries should think first about protection of their borders. But given the fact that the ISIL announced its goal - building a caliphate in Central Asia, I think that the fight against ISIL, including in Syria, it is, of course, in the interests of Kyrgyzstan. In this regard, we support the air strikes of the Russian Federation. The more so these are the first effective attacks. Before there was some kind of a game: someone bombed ISIL, but at the same time it only expanded and strengthened. You know, there is misinformation. For example, there immediately appeared the information that the Russian aircraft bombed the civilians. It turned out the information was given even before departure of the aircraft. There is information war," Atambayev said.
"But we all understand that it is a great trouble. I support the President of the Russian Federation. If some country does not have a legitimate government, this country will simply collapse. We see this on the example of Libya -today there is not such a country. The same is with Iraq," the President of Kyrgyzstan added.