the Pandemic has exacerbated the threat of terrorism, said the Director of the Department of new challenges and threats Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Tarabrin at the OSCE conference on review of problems in the field of security. Devastating socio-economic consequences of the epidemic coronavirus led to the radicalization of public sentiment. The terrorists have received additional opportunities for the recruitment, carrying out attacks, propaganda campaigns based on the viral threat.
due to the imposition of quarantine measures, the terrorists went online, added Tarabrin. Took advantage of the prevailing social sentiments, to embed fake news and their destructive ideology.
According to officials, the threat has not faded into the background, and takes on a new and dangerous dimension: unfortunately, international terrorism, preparing for new attacks, reports RIA Novosti.