Russia ruled out sending troops to Afghanistan

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Russia is not going to send troops to Afghanistan. This was stated by Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, reports TASS.

“It is absolutely impossible. We see no reason to consider such a step,” he told reporters in new Delhi.

According to Ryabkov, Moscow has long been cooperating with Kabul in the field of security, communication in this area be strengthened and take on a new level. At the same time, Russia’s military presence in Afghanistan to the foreign Ministry likely do not.

Thus the diplomat commented on the words of US President Donald trump. The beginning of the year said that terrorists in Afghanistan have to fight its neighbours — Pakistan, Russia and India.

29 December 2018, it was reported that Washington will leave its troops in the Islamic Republic, although the media wrote about the impending withdrawal of American army from there.

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. According to official figures, over 10 years (until 1989) there has killed more than 15 thousand soldiers of the USSR. Injured more than 53 thousand people in a result, more than 10 thousand of them were disabled. Civil war in Afghanistan continued after the Soviet withdrawal.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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