Contents tagged with Afghanistan

  • Russia rejects Taliban's invitation to Afghanistan’s government inauguration

    Russia rejected the Taliban’s invitation to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the new government of Afghanistan, said the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.

    "No, Russia will not take part in any way," he said.

    According to Peskov, it is important for Moscow to understand what further steps the current Afghan leadership will take.

    Peskov also said that no one, including Russia, benefited from the Taliban coming to power in …

  • Putin suggests bringing Taliban into ‘family of civilized nations’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed a desire to establish ties with the Taliban militants who captured Afghanistan.

    "Russia is not interested in Afghanistan’s disintegration . If this happens, then there will be no one to talk to. And if this is so, then we need to think about the fact that the sooner the Taliban enters, so to speak, into the family of civilized nations, the easier it will be to contact, communicate and somehow influence them, " said Putin at the plenary session of the …

  • Kremlin: Taliban want Russia to help develop the Afghanistan’s natural resources

    The Taliban would like Russia's participation in the development of the Afghan economy, including mining, transport and energy projects, said on the talk show "Solovyov Live" the Russian ambassador in Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov.

    "The Taliban are open to our participation in the economy, including the development of natural resources," he said, adding that now this is a question for Russian business.

    The Taliban, according to Zhirnov, are interested in "establishing trade and economic cooperation," …

  • Russia strengthens its military base in Tajikistan with anti-tank systems

    Amid the aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan, Russia has strengthened its 201st military base in Tajikistan with new Kornet anti-tank missile systems (ATGMs), reported the press service of the Central Military District. Kornet ATGMs are designed to destroy enemy armored vehicles and air targets, including helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

    The 201st military base is Russia's largest military facility outside Russia. It is located in two cities - Dushanbe and Bokhtar.

    On August 1 …

  • Russia deploys S-300 missile systems to Afghanistan border

    Russia continues to strengthen its troops near Afghanistan border, despite the assurances of the Russian Foreign Ministry that it is possible to negotiate with the Taliban and claims of the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu that the Taliban promised not to cross the border.

    On Tuesday, the Russian military in Tajikistan began a new series of exercises, Interfax reports with reference to the press service of the Central Military District.

    About a thousand soldiers from the 201st military …

  • Russia deploys military aircraft to Afghanistan border

    Su-25 assault aircraft from the Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan will be involved in joint trilateral exercises on the Tajik-Afghan border, scheduled for August 5-10, Interfax reports with reference to the press service of Russian Central Military District.

    During the exercises, the aircraft will reinforce more than a thousand Russian troops and tanks, who will be training in "destroying a conditional enemy" when crossing the border.

    During the drills, the Su-25 crews will “search for …

  • Russia deploys troops and tanks to Afghanistan border

    Russia has deployed tanks and troops to the border with Afghanistan, where the Taliban continues the offensive.

    Tank crews from the 201st military base in Tajikistan made a 200-kilometer march from the Lyaur training ground to the Kharb-Maydon training ground bordering Afghanistan, Interfax reports with reference to the press service of the Russian Central Military District.

    Russian tank units will take part in joint exercises with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which are scheduled for August 5-10 …

  • Ukraine sends peacekeepers to Mali

    On June 23, The deputy head of the Central Directorate of Military Cooperation and Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine Valentin Levchik said that five peacekeepers from Ukraine joined the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for the first time, reads the message of Ukrainian Ground Forces on Facebook page.

    At the moment, 61 representatives of Ukrainian national personnel perform tasks in UN, NATO and joint peacekeeping …

  • Putin simplifies process for residents of Syria and Afghanistan to obtain Russian passports

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree simplifying the process for obtaining a Russian citizenship for the resident of several countries. The document is published on the Kremlin’s legal information website.

    Following the simplified procedure, citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria will be able to apply for a Russian passport. The decree also extends to those born on the territory of the RSFSR, former citizens of the USSR, their children, spouses and relatives.

    In addition …

  • Russian Defense Minister explains need for reinforcement of Tajikistan military base

    The need to reinforce the Russian base in Tajikistan is due to its proximity to the Afghanistan border and the terrorist threat originating there, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu told an RBC correspondent.

    “On the Afghanistan border, from the side of the border where terrorists migrate from various regions of the world, in this case primarily from Syria. And in since the operation there has virtually finished, they [the terrorists] are moving to two places: Libya and Afghanistan. And of …