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President Putin: 20 years of US troops in Afghanistan only brought ‘tragedy, loss of lives’


In a conversation with teenagers at an educational institution in Russia’s far east, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States had made a big mistake in its approach to Afghanistan, where Russia has been sending troops for 10 years.

President Vladimir Putin in a conversation with teenagers in Ho Chi Minh City. Vladivostok.

“The US military has been present in this territory for 20 years, and for the last 20 years has been trying to civilize the people there, to impose American rules and standards of living in the sense of the word,” Putin said. the broadest possible range of the word, including the political organization of society”.

“The result is only tragedy and loss of life for those who took part, the Americans, and even more suffering for the people of Afghanistan who suffer even more. The result is zero, if not. must be negative,” Putin said.

President Putin: 20 years of US troops in Afghanistan only brought 'tragedy, loss of lives' - Photo 2.

Taliban forces patrol on the tarmac after the withdrawal of US troops from Kamid Harzai airport.

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan poses a tough security problem for Russia. Moscow considers Central Asia part of its southern defenses and fears the spread of Islamic extremism.

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