Terrorists from Iraq and Syria are gathering in Afghanistan, they may try to destabilize the situation in the CIS countries, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reports.
He stressed that this can go right up to the beginning of direct expansion.
“In this regard, it is important to constantly monitor the situation on the Afghan border and be ready to oppose the militants, and for this to coordinate the work of the security forces, if necessary, conduct joint special operations,” the Russian leader added.
Putin described the situation in the country after the withdrawal of American troops as difficult.
The head of state noted that the emerging potential threats to Central Asia, the South Caucasus and other regions were discussed in detail at the CSTO and SCO summits in September this year.
“Of course, we will also consider this topic at the upcoming CIS summit,” he concluded.
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