“pay” the militants of the terrorist the organization of the Islamic state (IG, is prohibited in Russia) decreased by 90 percent from 2014 said the Director of the Department of new challenges and threats the Russian foreign Ministry Dmitry Feoktistov. His words convey RIA Novosti.
Earlier, depending on the position in the group, the income of terrorists ranged from several hundred to a thousand dollars. According to the diplomat, the General budget of the IG at the peak of power and popularity four years ago, was $ 1.8 billion, and in 2017 — only 400 million.
At the same time, significantly reduce the revenues of the militants over the past year, helped by a successful operation against the militants in Syria with Russian support. Joint actions of Russian and Syrian authorities against ISIS allowed to block one of the most important financing channels of the organization — the trade in hydrocarbons.
After the defeat of the terrorists in major cities, they switched from looting banks and extortion and trafficking of arms, drugs and people. In addition, one of the most important items of income remains donations from “known countries,” said Feoktistov. What state in question, he did not elaborate.