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Grushko commented on the refusal of Kabul from Russian helicopters

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The transfer of Afghan pilots from Russian helicopters to NATO raises questions and does not fit in with the tasks of stabilizing the situation in the republic, reports RIA News Statement by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO Alexander Grushko.




On Thursday, the Acting Afghan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said that Kabul no longer needs Russian helicopters because it receives helicopters from NATO member countries. During the transition period, Russian-made machines are served through other countries.

It is no secret that the Pentagon purchased our helicopters for transfer to the Afghan military. Therefore, professionals, of course, announced plans for the transition to other weapons systems cannot help but raise questions both from the point of view of the influence this will have on the effectiveness of the armed forces and the difficulties of such a transition,
Grushko told reporters.

He noted that "retraining even trained pilots requires not only great efforts, but also considerable time."

The motives that guided the Pentagon in developing such schemes are understandable. But they do not fit well with the tasks of stabilizing the country and establishing government control over all the provinces,
said the diplomat.

He recalled that “the American generals who were in Kabul appealed to the members of the NRC (the Russia-NATO Council) to give us new means, that we extend projects that would ensure the life cycle of the Russian helicopters in service with the Afghan army, since they are the basis of combat power, if you can say so with reference to Afghanistan, the Afghan Air Force. "

Without a wealthy Air Force, it will be impossible to ensure control over the territory of the country,
indicated the permanent representative

He noted that the American generals at one time "welcomed the launch of a project to train Afghan technicians at the Russian base and create a system for providing them with certified spare parts and called for other steps."
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 10 November 2017 08: 42 New
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    On Thursday, Acting Afghan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said Kabul no longer needs Russian helicopters because it receives helicopters from NATO member countries.

    ... the highlighted can be read like the USA ... they’re more foolish about it ... bully
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 10 November 2017 08: 56 New
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      Well, what's the sadness? Need to do make motors for helicopters, good and different. Then they will like to push them in.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 10 November 2017 09: 03 New
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        siberalt Today, 08: 56Need to make motors for helicopters, good and different.

        ... one can only wait, hope and believe ...
        1. Artyom
          Artyom 10 November 2017 14: 23 New
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          There is nothing surprising in this. Americans do not give money for the purchase of Mi. And among the Afghans themselves, they have not been born offspring. They will fly on what the states provide. And we are not going to give anything!
  2. The black
    The black 10 November 2017 08: 44 New
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    Even, like a sharply Afghan minister pereobulsya .... see the Pentagon promised to reduce its share in the drug business laughing
    1. just exp
      just exp 10 November 2017 08: 59 New
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      so if you introduced an additional 4.5 thousand overseas punishers to your home, you would also change the tone.
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 10 November 2017 09: 40 New
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        Quote: just EXPL
        so if you introduced an additional 4.5 thousand overseas punishers to your home, you would also change the tone.

        These 4,5 thousand people are introduced not to make Kabul nightmare, but to ensure that they provide an escort during the transit of "bearded scouts" from Syria and Iraq and drive the Taliban away from them, who, contrary to the wishes of the United States, offend the mattress wards. A change in the helicopter fleet of Kabul will provide the USA with a “cloudless” sky accompanied by “tourist” caravans for at least six months to a year, which are enough to increase the Igilov group by 2–3 times.
      2. The black
        The black 10 November 2017 09: 55 New
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        Quote: just EXPL
        so if you introduced an additional 4.5 thousand overseas punishers to your home, you would also change the tone.

        I won’t pull that much. I have nothing to feed them. I do not sell drugs request .. laughing
  3. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 10 November 2017 08: 52 New
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    Bastards are preparing for the big batch.
  4. Livonetc
    Livonetc 10 November 2017 08: 53 New
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    Yes, perhaps they sensed the wind of change in Afghanistan itself.
    Now they will transfer their fosterlings there from Syria and here again they will breed an adder near Russia.
    And with such a task, full control by the government over the entire territory is impractical.
    "Divide and rule".
    1. just exp
      just exp 10 November 2017 09: 02 New
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      but basically there is nowhere else, in Libya they started to hurt them too and in the course of ours they not only deliver weapons there but can also send VKS, they try not to remember mattresses about Libya.
      in the Philippines, the idea failed, Algeria is strong, only Africa remains, but there they stand out against the blacks. Afghanistan remains.
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 10 November 2017 08: 54 New
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    Yes, what kind of fight against terrorism in Afghanistan can we talk about ??? While the US is there, the drug trade, the slave trade will flourish, the Taliban feel like a fish in water.
  6. Naum
    Naum 10 November 2017 08: 57 New
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    In any dirty trick for Russia, the ears of our striped "partners" are visible. For Afghanistan, this will not end in anything good either. I feel Americans will merge them with different used earplugs for good money and they will repair all this rotorcraft crap tirelessly ...
    1. dog breeder
      dog breeder 10 November 2017 09: 17 New
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      On takeoff from the pusher!
  7. pvv113
    pvv113 10 November 2017 09: 24 New
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    Kabul no longer needs Russian helicopters because it receives helicopters from NATO member countries

    Well, this is not clear - the Americans also need someone to sell their goods. That’s Afghanistan’s helicopter theme. And the combat readiness and effectiveness of the Afghan Air Force is deeply to them ... in general - on the drum
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 10 November 2017 09: 52 New
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    Declarations designed for external effect. If the mattresses do this, they will get a real "crap." Although they are not accustomed to "step on the rake." Have you learned from maydauns?
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 November 2017 11: 53 New
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    What else do we explain to them what is better for them and what is worse. The current Afghan government is probably comfortable feeling under the United States. But the Taliban think differently.
  10. Sergei75
    Sergei75 10 November 2017 11: 56 New
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    This is their business, so there’s nothing to be surprised at.
  11. stolz
    stolz 10 November 2017 18: 17 New
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    Quote: just EXPL
    so if you introduced an additional 4.5 thousand overseas punishers to your home, you would also change the tone.

    This is nothing to the spirits, the number of our OKSV in the Republic of Armenia sometimes reached 120 thousand and nothing, they both fought and continued to fight, were not afraid of anything. They do not obey the government, do not have helicopters, it would be necessary for them to maintain MANPADS to maintain equilibrium.
  12. 236 BTR
    236 BTR 10 November 2017 19: 56 New
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    It's a shame that NATO technicians and instructors are admitting to our military equipment, showing weaknesses
  13. TOR2
    TOR2 10 November 2017 22: 17 New
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    Campaign for a puddle turned another scam. Who was in Afghanistan, they saw in what condition were the T-55 transferred to the government army. To serve a more complex and capricious technique, not only knowledge is needed, but also a certain level of culture. Local Aborigines have neither one nor the other. So it turns out they did not put a lethal weapon. After some time, it definitely won’t fly.