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German Defense Minister: The German Army is ready to continue to support the peace process in Afghanistan

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Germany is trying to decide on the issue of its further military presence in Afghanistan. Against the background of the activities on the withdrawal of the contingent, which was carried out by the 45th US President Donald Trump, Berlin faced a dilemma: follow the American example or leave everything as it is with respect to the Bundeswehr contingent.


The situation for Germany became even more confusing after Joseph Biden came to the presidency of the United States, who, on the one hand, promised to “continue the mission to support democracy,” on the other, until recently, had taken an indistinct position on the same Afghanistan. And now it happened. At the end of March, the leadership of NATO (de facto - the United States) decided to extend the mission of "resolute support for Afghanistan."

It became known that immediately after this news from the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Minister of Defense of Germany, was sent to Afghanistan to clarify the situation on the spot. She reportedly made an "unannounced" visit to Mazar-i-Sharif, where a German military base is located.


German Defense Ministry:

The Minister would like to receive full information on the current state of affairs from the Bundeswehr military personnel in Afghanistan in the format of direct communication with soldiers and officers.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer:

Afghanistan urgently needs perspectives and social balance between warring groups. Our soldiers cannot resolve all these processes. Our military, together with our allies, are already making an important contribution, especially in the north of the country. Through our military involvement in the past nearly 20 years, we have created important preconditions: the number of educational opportunities, especially for girls and women, has increased significantly. Most of the population has access to clean drinking water.

It is noteworthy that these words of the German Defense Minister sounded against the background of the news that the Afghan army urgently left its last base in the very north of the country, about which Kramp-Karrenbauer spoke.

As Voennoe Obozreniye has already reported, the Afghan military abandoned their place of deployment, which was actually blocked by armed representatives of the Taliban (* the terrorist group is banned in the Russian Federation).

According to Kramp-Karrenbauer, the German army is ready to continue to support the peace process in Afghanistan. At the same time, the German Ministry of Defense does not say what is the real role of the same German troops in northern Afghanistan, if government forces are forced to leave territories of control and actually run away, freeing up territories for the Taliban * with whom the Americans reached their agreements.
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Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany / S. Olbek and D. Shakhel
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 3 March 2021 17: 03
    -7
    The Germans only need combat experience from the Afghan expedition.
    Checking weapons and control and communication systems in real battles.
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 3 March 2021 17: 08
      +4
      Quote: Victor_B
      The Germans only need combat experience from the Afghan expedition.
      Checking weapons and control and communication systems in real battles.

      Yes, what kind of "real battles" are there, I beg you ... NATO military, including the Americans, in recent years, the lion's share of the time on the bases are sitting behind fences (especially "allies")
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 3 March 2021 17: 17
        -2
        Volodin -Aleksey, the battles there are serious, for plantations with opium poppy, everyone wants to guard, but the Yankees and the Taliban will not tolerate "tailpads". ..
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 3 March 2021 17: 23
          +5
          The plantations were divided long ago. The Germans will not be allowed there by other beacons of democracy ...
          1. dSK
            dSK 3 March 2021 17: 41
            0
            Germany offered the States a "deal" for lifting sanctions on Nord Stream 2. Perhaps this is part of the "compensation" ...
            1. Volodin
              Volodin 3 March 2021 17: 48
              -1
              Quote: dsk
              Germany has offered the United States a "deal" to lift the Nord Stream 2 sanctions. Perhaps this is part of the "compensation" ...

              +10 acres of poppy garden? laughing Then it is not clear who will "compensate" whom ...
              1. dSK
                dSK 3 March 2021 23: 10
                +1
                The States want other NATO members to increase their spending, to shoulder this burden. Trump has been very active in pursuing this. Georgia is very active in "helping" the United States in Afghanistan.
        2. oleg-gr
          oleg-gr 3 March 2021 17: 46
          0
          "At the end of March, the leadership of NATO (de facto - the United States) made a decision to extend the mission of" resolute support of Afghanistan. " The beginning of March is still on the calendar, and the author already sees the future through time. Interesting.
      2. PSih2097
        PSih2097 3 March 2021 20: 42
        0
        Quote: Volodin
        and on bases they sit behind fences (especially "allies")

        well, experts can wander around the nearby territories ... this is also a type of BO ...
      3. Alex Justice
        Alex Justice 4 March 2021 17: 09
        0
        The Australians sit behind the fence and do not protrude. Therefore, there are no losses.
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 3 March 2021 18: 19
      +1
      There are no such battles in which you can gain experience. With such experience, except that the citizens are to guard the warehouse. Ours got this experience, but for many it turned out to be unclaimed. The Pandsher and Kunar operations alone are worth something.
  2. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 3 March 2021 17: 03
    +3
    And in Afghanistan that peace has come !? Do the Taliban know?
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 3 March 2021 17: 10
      +2
      Apparently, the main thing is that NATO would know ... that there is peace and harmony in Afghanistan, and there at least the grass does not bloom.
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 3 March 2021 19: 25
        +1
        All parties will not agree with "do not bloom the grass" laughing
  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 3 March 2021 17: 08
    +2
    According to Kramp-Karrenbauer, the German army is ready to continue to support the peace process in Afghanistan.

    Something about the "peace process" is often talked about in Germany. The guy from Braunau also started talking about this.
  4. svp67
    svp67 3 March 2021 17: 08
    +6
    Through our military involvement in the past nearly 20 years, we have created important preconditions: the number of educational opportunities, especially for girls and women, has increased significantly. Most of the population has access to clean drinking water.
    Is it interesting to compare all this with the data under Babrak Karmal?
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 3 March 2021 17: 21
      +12
      It is also interesting to compare what was done for the people of Afghanistan under the Soviet Army, and what was done under NATO. Comparison is clearly not in favor of the latter. Otherwise, they teach women and give water to drink, which are good.
      1. Alex Justice
        Alex Justice 4 March 2021 17: 15
        0
        I talked with Afghans. They say the Russians even built schools and hospitals, the Americans are only destroying them.
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 3 March 2021 18: 37
      +4
      It is even more interesting to compare with the data under Zahir Shah. You look at the photo of the khanumok of the 60s - 70s, one to one Europe. Well, under Karmal this is already a communist approach there, they tried to force women to count as people even in the most remote villages.
      1. svp67
        svp67 3 March 2021 18: 54
        +4
        Quote: Captive
        You look at the photo of the khanumok of the 60s - 70s, one to one Europe


        How did it all disappear?
        1. Prisoner
          Prisoner 3 March 2021 19: 18
          +4
          Coups, riots, internal party showdowns and the collapse of the USSR and that's it. Palace coups and revolutions are not always good. Especially inspired from outside.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 3 March 2021 17: 10
    +3
    Well, yes, the Germans are probably a couple of kilometers from the border with Pakistan in order to set in motion when the same Taliban postorayuyutsya their fifth point to half-burn. ..The soldiers, have you brought home a few corpses? It would be better to go quietly to our house to drink beer with sausages at home, and tell stories about how they drove the Taliban in a square circle in Afghanistan by the power of their thoughts. ..
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 3 March 2021 18: 09
      +2
      At home, the Turks will not let you drink beer with sausages - they themselves drive the Germans around in a square circle. So that German women do not interfere with spilling
  6. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 3 March 2021 17: 21
    +6
    Where Frau saw the peace processes I won’t know.
  7. cniza
    cniza 3 March 2021 17: 37
    +5
    Through our military involvement in the past nearly 20 years, we have created important preconditions: the number of educational opportunities, especially for girls and women, has increased significantly. Most of the population has access to clean drinking water.


    What does she carry, you have completely lost ...
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 3 March 2021 17: 41
    +3
    German Defense Minister: The German Army is ready to continue to support the peace process in Afghanistan

    How many of those "peacekeepers" military bases - "fortresses" are left, a dozen or so? How long will the Taliban take them out of there ??? Or baksheesh with drugs will be divided and that's it?
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 March 2021 18: 07
      +4
      And they call themselves peacekeepers, they don’t show their noses from their bases ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 March 2021 18: 39
        +1
        So they want on agreements ... baksheesh is divided and not small.
        1. cniza
          cniza 3 March 2021 20: 23
          +3
          I suspect that no one shares with them, there everyone is taken by the "exceptional" ...
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 3 March 2021 17: 53
    +2
    And the Bukkin Faso army is ready to keep the peace in Antarctica.
  10. taiga2018
    taiga2018 3 March 2021 17: 57
    +3
    Here we are talking about retaliatory sanctions, but it would be possible to exclude the Taliban from the number of terrorist organizations as one of them ...
  11. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 3 March 2021 18: 02
    +1
    To guard the poppy fields with the Americans? NATO and the world are incompatible.
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 March 2021 18: 08
      +3
      No, the USA does not let anyone near the fields, this is only for the "exceptional" ...
      1. Viktor Sergeev
        Viktor Sergeev 3 March 2021 18: 13
        +1
        Well, they will be allowed to preserve, but they will distribute the finished products themselves. Germans are slaves, doing what the master orders them.
        1. cniza
          cniza 3 March 2021 18: 25
          +3
          The temptation will be very great, they may not resist ...
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 3 March 2021 18: 05
    +1
    More than 2,4 thousand Americans have died in the current campaign in Afghanistan, and the war there cost taxpayers more than $ 2 trillion. The goals set for the contingent can be considered fulfilled only partially.
    1. Viktor Sergeev
      Viktor Sergeev 3 March 2021 18: 15
      +1
      What are these goals? Although I know which ones: embezzlement of funds allocated to the Pentagon for this operation and the Afghans, protecting the production of drugs, finishing off the Afghans, strengthening the Taliban. Yes, these goals have been fully achieved. And as for the dead Americans, whoever thinks it will be recruited.
  13. Cowbra
    Cowbra 3 March 2021 18: 07
    +1
    You have at least restored the infrastructure of Afgan to that level in 20 years. who left behind the USSR? NOT. In fact, the only thing that Kalolitsia built there was
    The Pentagon "used $ 43 million in US taxpayer money to build what appears to be the most expensive gas station in the world," said John Sopko, head of the General Inspectorate for the US Afghanistan Reconstruction Authority.

    Drugs, continuous war and devastation are all you gave to Afghanistan
  14. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 3 March 2021 18: 12
    0
    For Germans, it seems, history teaches nothing ...

    The pirates ran out of money, the pirates "went to sea" And they love the rich and the weak. Atlantic solidarity, you say? Oh well...

    If I were the Japanese, by the way, I would not yawn either.

    It's funny how little has changed in a hundred years.
  15. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 3 March 2021 18: 41
    0
    I have a question? What kind of weapon simulator has a soldier on his shoulder? I have only one assumption that it is an imitator from the Ripperbahn street in Hamburg. And now it is clear what the Georgians are doing there, if everyone is sitting in the bases. In the evening they will sing for everyone, but with a barbecue. !!! wassat
  16. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 3 March 2021 18: 48
    0
    Anya Telegin does not even understand what Germany has gotten herself into. Now it would be just right to evacuate from Afgan on the sly, and not build up decisively from oneself.
  17. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 3 March 2021 18: 55
    0
    - Yayki, milk ..
    - Again the Occupation?
    - Nine, humanitarian aid
  18. Minxerc
    Minxerc 3 March 2021 19: 07
    -7
    And what have the Germans in Afghanistan forgotten? The Anglo-Saxons will put them under attack again ..
  19. iouris
    iouris 3 March 2021 19: 21
    0
    Not "German", but German, Bundeswehr.
  20. Clear
    Clear 3 March 2021 19: 23
    +3
    German Defense Minister: The German Army is ready to continue to support the peace process in Afghanistan
    добавление "until further notice of the Washington regional committee"
  21. APASUS
    APASUS 3 March 2021 20: 00
    +1
    Have NATO members helped Afghanistan to live a peaceful life, all 20 years of presence?
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer:

    Afghanistan urgently needs perspectives and social balance between warring groups. Our soldiers cannot resolve all these processes.

    So what are you doing there ..................
  22. Vladislav_2
    Vladislav_2 3 March 2021 21: 42
    +1
    Peace will come then in Afghanistan, when ..... you forget the ROAD THERE !!! .... and otherwise, reap your "fruits" time to collect stones ...
  23. Petrik66
    Petrik66 4 March 2021 11: 38
    0
    This is not a statement from the Minister of Defense. We are here so that Afghan girls could get an education ... ... survive. And these are the Germans .... Real battles? So everyone agreed, the Taliban do not climb where the junkes and other light elves sit, calmly resolve their issues with the Sarabozes and everyone is happy.
  24. musorg
    musorg 4 March 2021 11: 52
    0
    This Winnigret would live in peaceful Afghanistan, perhaps she would speak another language!
  25. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 4 March 2021 17: 08
    0
    Through our military involvement in the past nearly 20 years, we have created important preconditions: the number of educational opportunities, especially for girls and women, has increased significantly.

    I talked with Afghans. They say the Russians even built schools and hospitals, the Americans are only destroying them.
  26. Pardus
    Pardus 11 March 2021 15: 29
    +12
    The German army is ready to continue to support the peace process in Afghanistan

    Is the German army ready or did they want it in Washington? bully
  27. Pardus
    Pardus 11 March 2021 15: 30
    +11
    Germany is trying to decide on the issue of its further military presence in Afghanistan

    What is there to be determined? Washington will decide to leave Afghanistan, everyone will leave. If the United States decides to stay in Afghanistan, everyone will remain.
  28. Pardus
    Pardus 11 March 2021 15: 31
    +11
    The Minister would like to receive full information on the current state of affairs from the Bundeswehr military personnel in Afghanistan in the format of direct communication with soldiers and officers

    Didn't understand something, didn't she trust the command of the German forces in Afghanistan? belay