Pakistan’s disinformation war seems to be in vain as Russia, one of the permanent members of UN, has openly supported India’s Surgical Strikes. He also accepted that terrorists responsible for Uri attacks were of Pakistan origin. In CNN News 18 interview, Russian ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin said –
“Greatest human rights violations take place when terrorists attack military installations and attack peaceful civilians in India. We welcome the surgical strike. Every country has right to defend itself. .”
Russia is the only country to say in plain words that terrorists came from Pakistan. He also assured India that it does not need to worry about Russia-Pakistan joint military exercise , saying it did not take place in “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir”.
“India should not be concerned about military exercises between Russia and Pakistan because the theme of the exercise is anti-terror fighting. That’s in India’s interests that we teach Pakistani army not to use itself for terror attacks against India. And the exercise was not held in any sensitive or problematic territories like Pakistan-occupied Indian state of Jammu”
Last week, a Russian Foreign Ministry statement had said Russia stands for “decisive struggle” against terrorism in all its manifestations.
“We are calling on the parties not to allow any escalation of tension and to settle the existing problems by political and diplomatic means through negotiations. We stand for decisive struggle against terrorism in all its manifestations. We expect that the Government of Pakistan should take effective steps in order to stop the activities of terrorist groups in the territory of the country”