Russia ready to cooperate with US on Afghanistan, says Putin

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We can see the radical militant groups occupy larger and larger swathes of land at the northern border of Afghanistan: Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual speech on Thursday said his country is ready to cooperate and work with the United States in counter-narcotics and counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan.  Putin said threats are increasing in Afghanistan, especially in ...

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West is threatening Russian sovereignty: Moscow MPs


AFP: The West is threatening Russia’s sovereignty by financing non-governmental organisations (NGOs), encouraging young people to protest and using the media to shape opinion about the government, a Russian parliamentary report has said. According to the report by the Federal Commission for the Protection of National Independence, Western interference in Russia’s internal affairs poses a greater threat to the country ...

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Putin greets Ghani on 98th Independence Day of Afghanistan

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KABUL: Russian president Vladimir Putin has sent his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani greetings on the occasion of the country’s 98th Independence Day, a statement from the Russian Embassy in Kabul said on Friday. Besides congratulating the Afghans on the occasion of their Independence Day celebrations, Putin hoped the war-weary nation would achieve peace and stability. The Russian president was quoted ...

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Russia opposes privatization of Afghan war


KABUL: Zamir Kabulov, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation to Afghanistan alleged the “American campaign” has failed in “this Central Asian” country. Izvestia, a Russian daily newspaper wrote that Moscow considers the US campaign in Afghanistan to be a failure. Therefore, as Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan, told the paper, the US needs to withdraw its ...

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Moscow: Russia’s efforts may return peace, stability in Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai


KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai met Russian foreign minister at the sidelines of the Moscow Conference on International Security held under the title of ‘counter-terrorism’, his office said. “Karzai met with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, discussing the situation of Afghanistan and the region,” Karzai’s office said in a statement. The former president appreciated Russian Federation for cooperating with Afghanistan, ...

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Russia reacts at alleged support to the Afghan Taliban


KABUL: The Embassy of Russia in Kabul has reacted towards the remarks of the Afghan officials regarding the alleged support of Moscow to the Taliban group. According to a statement by the Russian Embassy, some senior Afghan officials are accusing Russia of supporting the Taliban group, emphasizing that such allegations are made without any proof or evidence. The growing frustrations ...

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Putin believes Syrian army has no chemical weapons


The President of Russia regards the US airstrikes on Syria as an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of international law under a far-fetched pretext. The Syrian Army has no chemical weapons. The fact of the destruction of all Syrian chemical weapons’ stockpiles has been recorded and verified by the OPCW, a specialised UN body. Vladimir Putin believes that complete disregard for factual information about the use by terrorists of chemical weapons drastically aggravates the situation. This move by Washington [the US airstrike ...

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President Ghani reacts at Russia bombing saying combined efforts must to defeat terrorism


KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in reaction to St Petersburg bombing in Russia has said combined efforts are must to defeat terrorism. Condemning the bombing in strongest terms, President Ghani said the Afghan nation can feel the pain of the incident more than anyone else since the Afghan people have long been suffering and are victims of terrorism. Calling terrorism ...

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Russia supports Taliban’s call for withdrawal of all foreign forces


KABUL: Russia has endorsed the Taliban militants group’s call for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan, it has been reported. The endorsement was reportedly made by Russia’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov during an interview. “Of course it’s justified” for the Taliban to oppose the foreign military presence, Kabul was quoted as saying by Bloomberg. Kabulov further ...

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Moscow supports Afghanistan’s peace process


KABUL: Russia has pledged to support the Afghan government police of durable peace and stability in the war-hit country, the National Security Council (NSC) said on Saturday. In a press release issued here, the NSC said that Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov reaffirmed the commitment at a meeting with National Security Advisor, Mohammad Haneef Atmar in Moscow. During the meeting, ...

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