MOSCOW. Sept 6 (Interfax) - Financial flows from Islamic countries to Chechen militants have been significantly reduced of late, the Russian presidential representative for international cooperation in countering terrorism and transnational organized crime, Anatoly Safonov, said at a press conference at the Interfax main office Wednesday.
"Earlier, this assistance was worth millions of dollars, but now the matter involves thousands or, at best, tens of thousands," Safonov said.
The change is due to the fact that organizations in a number of Muslim countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and others, "have taken a more serious approach to charity issues, understanding all the danger of such uncontrolled assistance," he said.
Safonov called for tougher control measures in the banking sector to the financing of terrorists.
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