The United States speculated about Russia's actions against the Taliban

Americans remembered about the Russian military base in Tajikistan

The United States speculated about Russia's actions against the Taliban

The United States speculated about Russia's actions against the Taliban - Reports That-The offensive of the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) in Afghanistan complicates the situation in Central Asia and indirectly affects Russia, which considers the region to be its sphere of interests. The American newspaper Washington Post wrote about it.In Afghanistan, there are clashes between the government army of President Ashraf Ghani and Taliban militants. The Taliban's actions are causing concern among Afghanistan's neighbors, especially Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. According to WP, there is a high probability that the Russian Federation will intervene in the situation.“The escalation of hostilities in northern Afghanistan, associated with the accelerated withdrawal of US troops, has caused concern among the countries of Central Asia. Russia is also raising the alarm, as Moscow still considers this region to be its sphere of influence, ”the publication says.


Afghan soldiers, on whose training and supply the US has spent tens of billions of dollars over two decades, are deserting en masse and fleeing across the border to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan so as not to fall into the hands of the Taliban. About 1,500 defectors were captured and sent back to Kabul on 6 July. This is the third desertion attempt in the past three days, according to BBC News.


The Washington Post notes that Tajikistan also fears that the situation in Afghanistan could rapidly spiral out of control. “Tajikistan is one of the poorest post-Soviet countries, which is forced to rely on the support of Russia. On its territory there is a Russian military base with about 7,000 people, ”the American newspaper writes.


Earlier it was reported that the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon called from the reserve 20 thousand people to guard the borders of 700 km of the border with Afghanistan. The Russian President promised direct support in the event of the Taliban's aggression against Tajikistan, which is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

Source GooglNews