New Delhi: Russia, which is holding joint military exercise with Pakistan, has said it expects Islamabad to take "effective" steps to stop the activities of terrorist groups in its territory as it voiced concern over "aggravation" of the situation along the Line of Control(LoC) between India and Pakistan.Russia said it stands 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," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement onFriday.
It also asked the two neighbours not to allow any escalation of tension after Uri attack, and settle their disputes through negotiations."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, " the statement said.