Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Wednesday that the United States’ 20-year project in Afghanistan finished in “just misfortunes, just losses.”
The Russian leader has a performance history of slamming Western nations for attempting to enforce their values on non-Western countries.
Moscow has frequently banged the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, which is now managed by the Taliban after their requisition this month ahead of the American pullout on Aug. 31.
Putin claimed Wednesday that the U.S. military tried to “engrain their norms” in war-ravaged Afghanistan for two decades, which he characterized as an useless exercise.
” The outcome is just tragedies, only losses for those that did it– for the U.S.– as well as even more so for individuals that survive on Afghan region,” he stated.
It is “impossible to impose anything from outside,” he claimed.
He was speaking at a meeting with young adults in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok to mark the beginning of the school year.
Recently Putin claimed Russia would certainly not conflict in Afghanistan and that Moscow had actually learned from the Soviet occupation of the country.
He has actually likewise complained regarding Western countries trying to put Afghan evacuees in Moscow-allied Central Asian states.
Moscow has actually been meticulously positive regarding the new management in Kabul, saying it would not meddle in residential events.
Putin Says Russia Wants ‘Stable’ Belarus Ahead of Poll
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Friday he desires ex-Soviet neighbor Belarus to remain secure ahead of a presidential ballot on Sunday, after Minsk accused Moscow of sending mercenaries to raise riots.
The Kremlin released a declaration after a call between Putin and also Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to go over connections as Belarus ramped up stress with its close ally in advance of the political election.
The Russian leader was described as worrying Moscow’s “passion in keeping a stable domestic political scenario in Belarus as well as holding the upcoming presidential poll in a calm environment.”
Lukashenko is dealing with a strong challenge to his authoritarian routine from opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya whose campaign has actually seen thousands rally on the streets calling for an end to his 26-year-rule.
The Belarusian safety and security service last week detained 33 Russians it called participants of Wagner, a shadowy private army reportedly regulated by a close Putin ally.
The Kremlin claimed the leaders had an “exchange of opinions” on the detentions.
It said they revealed “self-confidence that the circumstance that has actually emerged will certainly be resolved in the spirit of mutual understanding quality of cooperation between both nations.”
Belarus has implicated the guys of seeking to undercut the nation by orchestrating mass condition together with resistance leaders.
Russia has required that Belarus release the men whom it said had done nothing wrong.