Vladimir Putin, speaking at the CSTO meeting in Sochi, Monday September 23:
"The militant groups (in Syria) did not come out of nowhere, and they will not vanish into thin air," Putin said.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/23/us-syria-crisis-russia-militancy-idUSBRE98M0M320130923
"The problem of terrorism spilling from one country to another is absolutely real and could directly affect the interests of any one of our countries," he said, citing the deadly attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi as an example.
"We are now witnessing a terrible tragedy unfold in Kenya. The militants came from another country, as far as we can judge, and are committing horrendous, bloody crimes," Putin said at a CSTO summit in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
Al-Shabab, on its Twitter account, Wednesday September 25: