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Latvian Defense Minister: We support the US decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and we will withdraw our military from there too

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Latvian Defense Minister: We support the US decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and we will withdraw our military from there too

Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said that Riga "supports the US decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan." This statement concentrates the entire current policy of the Baltic authorities. The Baltic Defense Ministries unanimously "supported the US decision" when those troops entered, "supported" the sending of their servicemen thousands of kilometers away - to Afghanistan, and now they also unanimously "support the US decision" on the withdrawal of troops. In other words, the military and political elites of the Baltics today are such that they are ready to support any overseas decision unconditionally, whether it is in the interests of ordinary Baltic citizens or not.


Artis Pabriks took part in the consultations of NATO defense ministers. According to the head of the Latvian military department, "Latvia has clearly confirmed its unity with the allies in the alliance."

From the statement of the Minister of Defense of Latvia:

We are committed to enhancing international security. We have already said that we will also withdraw our contingent from Afghanistan if our allies do so.

The Latvian Defense Ministry added that they are now working together with the allies to create conditions for the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan.

Against this background, the citizens of Latvia asked the Latvian command and the political authorities of the country: What was the goal of Riga in general, sending its soldiers to Afghanistan? It is suggested that there was no really useful goal for Latvia - the directive of the United States and NATO was simply carried out. Now the Latvian and other Baltic military are going to withdraw from Afghanistan before September 11. In other words, the term for the withdrawal was designated by US President Joe Biden, and the Baltic capitals are guided by this. What kind of independence can we talk about in this case? ..
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  1. Victorio
    Victorio April 18 2021 11: 07
    +16
    ) yes, and if the United States decides not to withdraw, then we will support this too
    1. NIKN
      NIKN April 18 2021 11: 08
      +16
      We support the decision of the United States to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and we will withdraw our troops from there.
      Both of them. wink laughing
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 April 18 2021 11: 12
        +5
        How many of them are there? Two or three?
        1. frruc
          frruc April 18 2021 11: 29
          +6
          Perhaps the Taliban will arrange a farewell farewell to them as they know how to share it. negative
          1. Konstantin Gogolev
            Konstantin Gogolev April 18 2021 12: 37
            +1
            I think they will be stupidly paid off. Otherwise, there will be a lot of shame.
        2. Alexilyin
          Alexilyin April 18 2021 11: 32
          +10
          The Latvian military contingent in Afghanistan is 141 military personnel. "Terrible" power! Now, without them, Afghanistan will slide into the abyss of the Middle Ages and lawlessness.
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter April 18 2021 12: 02
            +5
            Quote: Alexilyin
            Latvian military contingent in Afghanistan - 141 military personnel

            Better leave! Why withdraw? They will send. A little bit later. Perhaps in parts.
        3. Puler
          Puler April 18 2021 12: 41
          0
          offend four)))
        4. YOUR
          YOUR April 20 2021 08: 40
          0
          You are kidding, and what is it like for the Americans without such support
      2. Mitroha
        Mitroha April 18 2021 11: 19
        +5
        whether it is in the interests of ordinary Baltic citizens or not.

        And in principle, whether it concerns them at all or not.
        These are the Baltic Chinese dummies laughing
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell April 18 2021 11: 49
          +2
          Quote: Mitroha
          These are the Baltic Chinese dummies laughing

          Specifically, this dummy should have studied the “history” of sending his warriors abroad: how, with full tension, they bought their boots one by one; as the Poles threw with equipment in Iraq ... Straight monsters .. lol
      3. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 21
        +3

        NIKNN (Nikolay)
        Today, 11: 08
        NEW

        +1
        We support the decision of the United States to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and we will withdraw our troops from there.
        Both... wink laughing
        One. Because one went to collect dung, and did not return. Either the Taliban recruited, or ...
      4. vadimab
        vadimab April 18 2021 11: 54
        +3
        ... half of his army - both paratroopers, marines, pilots laughing
      5. knn54
        knn54 April 18 2021 11: 56
        +4
        Immortal haberdasher duo and cardinal.
    2. Egoza
      Egoza April 18 2021 11: 12
      +3
      Quote: Victorio
      if the United States decides not to withdraw, then we will support this too

      They say that walking is useful on foot, "tudy-syudy, tudy-syudy" And the drill step can be worked out like that
    3. Pereira
      Pereira April 18 2021 11: 32
      +5
      Someone gave them the command to withdraw? They stay.
      1. Polite Moose
        Polite Moose April 18 2021 12: 25
        +3
        Quote: Pereira
        Someone gave them the command to withdraw? They stay.

        H-e-e-t. Afghanist-a-a-n is finished. They will be redeployed to a new hotspot. To Pristina. Milosevic is completely unbelievable.
        1. Financier
          Financier April 18 2021 16: 11
          +7
          Quote: Polite Elk
          Milosevic is completely unbelievable

          Has Milosevic been resurrected? belay
          1. Polite Moose
            Polite Moose April 18 2021 19: 26
            +4
            Quote: Financier
            Has Milosevic been resurrected?

            Time flows differently in different countries
            1. Financier
              Financier April 19 2021 16: 46
              +4
              Quote: Polite Elk
              Time flows differently in different countries

              laughing good Now I understand, but I'm not from there yes
    4. avg
      avg April 18 2021 11: 58
      +1
      Quote: Victorio
      yes, but if the usa decides not to withdraw, then we will support that too

      I wonder if the US decides to return troops to Afghanistan, Latvia will get ahead of them?
    5. RealPilot
      RealPilot April 18 2021 12: 02
      -2
      Soviet habits are still strong, at the reflex level!

      The party said: "It is necessary."
      The Komsomol answered: "yes"!
  2. mark1
    mark1 April 18 2021 11: 07
    +4
    We support the decision of the United States to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and we will withdraw our troops from there.
    Yes, they don't care what to support, the main thing is to run from the side all the time.
    1. Alexilyin
      Alexilyin April 18 2021 11: 34
      +1
      the main thing is to run from the side all the time.
      And better a little ahead, faithfully looking into the owner's eyes)
  3. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov April 18 2021 11: 09
    +9
    We're going north! We're going north! And we are going to be-e-north !!! Jackal Tabaki with the tiger Sherkhan (cartoon "Mowgli"). Perhaps the most striking illustration of the "allies" of the United States.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 18
      +3

      Fyodor Sokolov (Fyodor Sokolov)
      Today, 11: 09
      NEW
      +2
      We're going north! We're going north! And we are going to be-e-north !!! Jackal Tobacco with the tiger Sherkhan (cartoon "Mowgli"). Perhaps the brightest illustration "allies" of the United States.
      Now they are activating, they will begin to minus. That's all they can do here. wink
    2. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus April 18 2021 11: 30
      +2
      Microbalts are not even tobacco, they are rather flea tobacco. In general, no one asks them where they will go. laughing
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 34
        +1

        Rusticolus
        Today, 11: 30

        +1
        It's not even tobacco, it's rather flea tobacco. In general, no one asks them where they will go. laughing
        good !!! + + + "Wait a minute, please slow down, I'm writing down ..." (c) good
  4. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 April 18 2021 11: 09
    +5
    Latvia has a huge weight in world politics. laughing
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha April 18 2021 11: 21
      +4
      Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
      Latvia has a huge weight in world politics. laughing

      World cast iron, so to speak
  5. Andrey Shiryaev
    Andrey Shiryaev April 18 2021 11: 10
    +1
    And how many of them are there in general? Probably 3 chefs. wassat
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 15
      +1

      Andrey Shiryaev (Vlll legion)
      Today, 11: 10
      NEW
      0
      And how many of them are there in general? Probably 3 chefs. wassat
      Merikatos will not entrust his boilers to non-Balances. Toilet cleaners only, open close the gate ...
  6. Skif
    Skif April 18 2021 11: 12
    +1
    And the Latvians will withdraw half of their military, or all four?
  7. Hagalaz
    Hagalaz April 18 2021 11: 13
    +5
    Come on, the Balts, stay there! You will be an outpost of democracy and the fight against terrorism. The truth is not long ...
    But the whole world will know about you!
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 18 2021 11: 13
    +1
    laughing laughing laughing these are all my thoughts about their warriors. laughing laughing
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 14
    0
    Latvian Defense Minister: We support the US decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, we will withdraw our military from there
    laughing mongrels, they are mongrels! laughing I wonder how many latvian latvian latrine workers do the Merikatos have?
  10. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich April 18 2021 11: 18
    +2
    I remembered an anecdote about Estonia, but what's the difference?
    The Estonian government decided to send a group of its troops to Afghanistan. After a week of bloody battles, the Estonian military reached the border with Latvia.
  11. Slipper 2
    Slipper 2 April 18 2021 11: 19
    +1
    We'll go north

    The owner decides, the jackals howl .., the forelock jackals also lick lol
  12. nnm
    nnm April 18 2021 11: 21
    +1
    Well, what's in a hurry ?! Let them leave after the withdrawal of the hosts 40 of their warriors (if I am not mistaken) in Afghanistan with the Taliban.
    Although .... you can endlessly watch how the United States is closing Guantanamo and withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
    You can promise anything, but I doubt that they will give this territory to someone. Too convenient foothold for influencing Central Asia.
    They will withdraw troops, introduce PMCs or the like
  13. Catfish
    Catfish April 18 2021 11: 22
    +2
    Oh, bdin! What will be there now without Latvians? Khan to Afghanistan, Khan. crying
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 36
      +1

      Sea Cat (Constantine)
      Today, 11: 22
      +1
      Oh, bdin! What will be there now without Latvians? Khan to Afghanistan, Khan. crying
      It will be necessary again to introduce the Merikatos in order to support the non-Balts. wink
  14. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev April 18 2021 11: 26
    0
    In vain they are so. It is necessary to leave your warriors to support the Latvian influence in the region !!! wassat
  15. Alexilyin
    Alexilyin April 18 2021 11: 28
    0
    Like peasants, so are monkeys ...
  16. sabakina
    sabakina April 18 2021 11: 30
    -1
    Now the Latvian and other Baltic military are going to withdraw from Afghanistan before September 11.
    A bit strange date. Don't you think so?
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 37
      0

      sabakina (Vyacheslav (Russia))
      Today, 11: 30
      0
      Now the Latvian and other Baltic military are going to withdraw from Afghanistan before September 11.
      A bit strange date. Don't you think so?
      This will be the second national mourning for the Merikatos! laughing
  17. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 18 2021 11: 33
    +1
    added that they are now working together with allies to create conditions for the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan
    Well work, work. There, the entire Latvian contingent can be taken out by one truck, and in order not to bother, then through Tajikistan and immediately to Siberia for rehabilitation.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 18 2021 11: 49
      +1

      rotmistr60 (Gennady)
      Today, 11: 33
      +1
      added that they are now working together with allies to create conditions for the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan
      Well work, work. There, the entire Latvian contingent can be taken out by one truck, and in order not to bother, then through Tajikistan and immediately to Siberia for rehabilitation.
      And more places will remain. But "Zaporozhets" just, together with their scrub!
  18. musorg
    musorg April 18 2021 11: 46
    +1
    We certainly support the US decision and will withdraw our 2 military!
  19. cniza
    cniza April 18 2021 12: 02
    +1
    Latvian Defense Minister: We support the US decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and we will withdraw our military from there too


    Lord, and these are drawn ..., you will do what the United States says ...
  20. seacap
    seacap April 18 2021 12: 10
    +2
    The first thing that comes to mind after reading this publication is Kipling's tale. I can't understand one thing in any way, why and for what purpose our media (although there are great doubts about this) constantly publish and attach some importance to any sound emanating from the area, misunderstood by the states, from individuals intellectually and morally underdeveloped, slaves from the basement, trying to look in the master's chambers, whose opinion is completely indifferent to everyone and does not matter, is tantamount to the sound of gases emanating from their developed anus.
  21. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 April 18 2021 12: 18
    0
    yes yes they are all the same input / output ... they just are even more KU of Mr. PZh ... that's the whole policy ...
  22. Soldatov V.
    Soldatov V. April 18 2021 12: 18
    0
    Together with the allies, they negotiate the amount of compensation for the Taliban so that they would not be killed on the way home. Then Afghanistan will sue for environmental damage, for civilian casualties, for moral damage, etc.
  23. iouris
    iouris April 18 2021 12: 24
    0
    It would be strange if they left a limited contingent of "national armed forces" in Afghanistan. By the way, Latvians have been present in Afghanistan since 1979. Longer than the British.
  24. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev April 18 2021 12: 28
    0
    Could save time and just repost messages from the Pentagon and the State Department.
  25. Alexey Lamonov
    Alexey Lamonov April 18 2021 12: 42
    0
    Nobody asked you when to enter, you were ordered to allocate two squads of soldiers and you allocated. Nobody forces a couple of dozen fighters to be taken out. If you do not remove them, they will work in the poppy fields or they will be cut, since they are not any workers.
  26. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan April 18 2021 13: 07
    +1
    Some residents of the Baltic states during the USSR period were very indignant at the fact that in the USSR they were forced to fight in Afghanistan, but such claims are not heard against the United States, on the contrary, now the Baltic politicians are eager to send their soldiers anywhere on the orders of the United States, even to Donbass.

    They did not want to serve in their army and defend the interests of their country, and now they humiliatingly lick the boots of the Americans both in Afghanistan and in their own country.

    The Balts are ashamed of you.
  27. Aleksey2027
    Aleksey2027 April 18 2021 13: 40
    +1
    That's it. Kirdyk to Afghanistan. Without Latvians, they will not survive. Synchronists are sprat.
  28. Hog
    Hog April 18 2021 14: 04
    +2
    How can you be such bedding?
  29. 1536
    1536 April 18 2021 14: 24
    0
    For some reason, I do not believe that the Americans will withdraw their troops from Afghanistan in the foreseeable future, and they will withdraw all troops, to the last man. It looks like another bluff of sleepy Joe. Moreover, the US Secretary of Defense, whom Joe does not know his name, is against the withdrawal of troops. But, nevertheless, there is something to talk about now for all "allies" and lovers, there is something to discuss, to show their loyalty to the master.
    It is a great pity for the Afghans, the proud people who are in the occupation, which are being destroyed by the Americans today and those who, together with them, are occupying long-suffering Afghanistan. Someday they will get what they "deserve".
  30. Romanenko
    Romanenko April 18 2021 21: 02
    +1
    Well, of course, America, in order to determine the need to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the opinion of such super-powers as Latvia, Liechtenstein, San Marino is very important ...
  31. Cossack 471
    Cossack 471 April 18 2021 22: 39
    +1
    It's a pity they didn't say how many servicemen are there. Probably "hivi" under the Americans
  32. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 22 2021 20: 47
    +6
    Latvian Defense Minister: We support the US decision

    smiled. no one in the states cares about your opinion. as Washington says, so Latvia will do.
  33. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 22 2021 20: 50
    +2
    What was the general goal of Riga, sending its soldiers to Afghanistan?

    they had only one goal, the confirmation of their vassal dependence on the United States.