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Russia wants to “help” U.S. troops exit Afghanistan: “They will have to leave sooner or later"
By Tom O'Connor On 2/8/19 at 1:52 PM

Russia said it was willing to assist the United States in withdrawing from Afghanistan as President Donald Trump attempts to formulate an exit strategy for the longest war in his country's history.

Zamir Kabulov, the director of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Second Asia Department and special envoy for Afghanistan, told the state-run Tass Russian News Agency in an interview Friday that the threat of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) taking hold in Central Asia "remains and keeps growing." He said that Russia "cannot afford to wait for the Americans to address this issue," so it would work alongside regional partners.

He then raised the possibility of helping U.S. troops depart, saying, "They will have to leave, sooner or later." He continued: "And they need to withdraw without a loss of face. We in Russia are ready to offer help—to the extent we are capable of doing so—so that this agreement could be achieved."

Read more at: https://www.newsweek.com/russia-help-us-exit-afghanistan-1324717


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