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Russia ready for anti-terrorism cooperation, Medvedev tells foreign ambassadors

RIA Novosti

15:16 08/02/2011

MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will always be an ally of counties fighting against terrorism, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday.

"Russia will carry out an uncompromised fight against international terrorism and will always be a reliable ally of states that oppose terror by all legal means," Medvedev said during a presentation ceremony for foreign ambassadors' credentials in Moscow.

International terrorism, which "defies the fundamental rights and freedoms and democratic foundations of society" and "denies the value of a human life," remains a major threat to global security, he said.

Referring to the January 24 terrorist attack on Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which killed 36 people and injured dozens, the president stressed that foreign citizens were among those killed.

"We are grateful to everyone who supported us in these difficult days and expressed their solidarity," he added.

Russian police have said the bombing, which took place in Domodevodo Airport's international arrivals hall, targeted foreigners.

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