U.S. military will maintain a considerable force in Afghanistan, says Lavrov


Related topics AfghanistanUN Security Council Advertisement Sergey V. Lavrov, foreign minister of Russia gave a revealing interview on Russian concerns about U.S. military bases in Afghanistan. “When the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) fulfilling its mission – what needs to prove (in my opinion, it is un-provable thing) – withdraw from Afghanistan. There will be an American military presence in the form, as it seems, of six quite powerful military bases with total quantity of about 25-30 thousand soldiers. This is considerable force.” “We want to understand if the mission on elimination of the threats emanating from Afghanistan is completed, and forces are withdrawn, then,…

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