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Russia Postpones Peace Meeting on Afghanistan

Russia postponed a peace meeting on Afghanistan which was planned early next month in Moscow, the Afghan government said in a statement on Monday. The announcement came after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has spoken with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani via phone call, the Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a …

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Only Russia Can Help Afghanistan: Karzai

Former President Hamid Karzai has said that Russia is the only force which can help Afghanistan fight terrorism. In an interview with Russian news channel, the ex-president said, “I understand perfectly well that if you [Russia] build new relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan, you can help us. Not the Britons …

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Russia Provides Military Support to Pakistan: Morgulov

Russia says it is providing military support to Pakistan in order to improve its counter-terrorism capabilities. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue 2018 in New Delhi, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Igor Morgulov, said: “We provide support to Pakistan to improve its counter-terrorism capabilities. We sold several helicopters to Pakistan …

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Putin Says Ready to Work with U.S. in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin Says his country is concerned over the strengthening of terrorist groups in northern Afghanistan. Speaking at his annual news conference on Thursday, Putin said that Russia is observing the growing threat in Afghanistan from international terrorists. He claimed that terrorist groups are occupying more and more …

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Abdullah: Russia Claims U.S. Has Made Daesh in Afghanistan

Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says Russia claims U.S. has created Daesh (Islamic State) in Afghanistan. “Recently one of their [Russian] security officials visited Afghanistan,… they said clearly that Daesh, specially Daesh in Afghanistan is U.S. made,” Abdullah said in response to a question regarding Russia’s contacts with the Taliban …

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Russia Calls Ghani’s Paktia Remarks ‘Unacceptable’

Russia calls President Ashraf Ghani’s accusations of Moscow supporting the Taliban insurgents as “unacceptable”. “We have taken note of reports in some Afghan media of statements regarding Russia’s “support” for the Taliban movement by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai during his recent trip to Paktia …

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U.S. Wants to Cooperate with Russia on Afghanistan: Kabulov

Russia’s Special Representative for Kabul says Washington wants to cooperate with Moscow on Afghanistan, following a meeting with his U.S. counterpart in New York.   Alice Wells, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, expressed Washington’s “willingness to cooperate with us on Afghanistan, while realizing that the area of cooperation is …

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