September 22, 2021

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Putin: The result of 20 years of US presence in Afghanistan is a tragedy |  Abroad

Putin: The result of 20 years of US presence in Afghanistan is a tragedy | Abroad

“For twenty years, American soldiers have been in the region. Twenty years of trying to ‘civilize’ people and present their own standards and way of life,” Putin said during a live television interview with young people.

“The result is a tragedy. There are losses for those who did it, the United States, but especially for the people who live on Afghan soil.”

The United States completely withdrew from the country on Tuesday (local time). This puts an end to twenty years of Western existence. It is difficult to say what this means for the future of Afghanistan, according to Putin. It seems that “the situation has to mature. If we want this to mature faster, we will have to help people.”

It is also clear, according to the Russian president, “the impossibility of imposing things on it from the outside.”

Russia has so far Wait and see the situation adopted against the Taliban regime. Moscow has recognized the Taliban’s victory, but calls for a “national dialogue” that will lead to the formation of a representative government. Official recognition of the new regime will come only after adequate guarantees of Russian security are provided.

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