Croatian media announced a strategic victory for Russia due to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

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In early July, a Taliban delegation (* a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) paid a visit to Moscow, where they held talks with representatives of the Kremlin. As a result, agreements were reached, according to which the militants promised that they would operate exclusively within the borders of Afghanistan and in contact with the opposing forces, guaranteeing loyalty to the Russian Federation, while the Russian side received calls for the need to seek the lifting of sanctions from the movement in the UN Security Council. Thus, a kind of exchange took place within the framework of the diplomatic "game" with the Taliban *.

As explained on the pages of the Croatian edition of Advance, Moscow is primarily interested in stability in the Central Asian republics, which can be hit by the Taliban *, who have taken almost complete control of the country's northern borders in a series of lightning offensives. Although the Kremlin began to maintain regular contacts with the movement long before that, in 2014, seeking to create an international platform for solving the Afghan problem. The United States constantly criticized the Russian Federation for its dialogue with the Taliban *, but they themselves conducted it.



As indicated in the Croatian press, the success of the movement at the front immediately after the withdrawal of the American contingent came as a surprise to the Russian Federation. At the same time, the evacuation of US troops is assessed as a strategic achievement of Russia and Russian diplomacy due to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Moscow seeks to prevent the victory of one of the parties to the conflict, leaning towards the management of Afghanistan by various forces that do not seek to transfer the conflict to neighboring countries.

However, Russia is also busy forming a cordon for the defense of Central Asia. This applies to both the rearmament of the 201st military base and the strengthening of the Tajik army. The main task is to create a strong castle on the borders with Afghanistan to combat illegal migration, armed groups of Islamists and drug trafficking. The author does not exclude that Moscow will use the rise in tensions to strengthen its military presence in the Central Asian republics.

It is noteworthy that during their first official press conference after gaining control of Kabul, the Taliban leaders * stated that they would not allow anyone to use Afghanistan as territory to invade other countries. How much these assurances correspond to reality can be shown in the coming months.
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    1. 0
      18 August 2021 13: 58
      Time will tell to whom and how the affairs there will come in!
    2. +3
      18 August 2021 14: 04
      Probably, M. Zadornov was not quite right when he appointed only Americans to the "stupid" ones ... here the "Croatian media" claims to share the "honorary title" with the Americans! wassat
      1. 0
        18 August 2021 15: 14
        Croatian media can say anything. That's what the press is for.
        But what does the "strategic victory of Russia" have to do with it? How is it expressed? The fact that the United States left Afghanistan? Are gone. So what? What's next?
        Are the borders of Russia itself and the countries bordering Russia safer after the Americans left?
        Well, yes, the Taliban gave some guarantees, said some words. Do we not know the value of words spoken sometimes even at the highest diplomatic level?
        Who lost and who won after the Americans left?
        Obviously not the United States. They are too far from Afghanistan. They are somehow purple in principle, what will happen there. But whether the countries bordering Afghanistan will feel comfortable now is a moot point. By the way, while the United States was in Afghanistan for two decades, no one had any problems.
        1. +4
          18 August 2021 15: 38
          while the United States was in Afghanistan for two decades, no one had any problems.

          Well, do not consider the heroin waterfall, which has fallen on the whole world, and, first of all, on us, as problems. How wretched these "geniuses" are, ready not to notice anything if it does not correspond to their concept!
          1. -1
            18 August 2021 16: 34
            Those. now, after the Americans leave, there is every reason to believe that the heroin waterfall will immediately turn into a frail trickle and soon wither away altogether? Will there be cotton, wheat and corn instead of heroin from Afgan now?
            Blessed is he who believes ...
            1. +3
              18 August 2021 18: 52
              1. Taliban against drugs. Islam disapproves.
              2. Mattresses received on cabbage soup on a grand scale. In addition to the official monetary losses (how many, 88 yards for the "Afghan army"?), They suffered another huge reputational loss when the world saw the panicky drape of mattresses and their henchmen. Even the skakuas thought that the "owners" would throw them like rubbish on the side of the road and run away "at the first nix" (c). So there is no need to advertise the under-donation of thieves and jackals.
        2. 0
          18 August 2021 17: 48
          It is absolutely true that this so-called strategic "victory" has not yet come to us sideways and a big headache. And the USA is really purple, they are far away, and we are here. Moreover, the CSTO is bonded with a number of Central Asian countries.
    3. -4
      18 August 2021 14: 05
      Nu nude. Now civil confrontation will begin and ultimately where the refugees will settle, not in Central Asia
      1. +1
        18 August 2021 14: 44
        Really on vna?
        1. 0
          18 August 2021 15: 08
          I have already proposed to myself in this capacity.
    4. -4
      18 August 2021 14: 15
      while the Russian side received calls for the need to seek the lifting of sanctions from the movement in the UN Security Council.

      Russia would not have fallen out of the fire and into the fire, when the UN will be surprised at Russian tolerance towards those who shoot at civilians:
      https://topwar.ru/186100-taliby-otkryli-ogon-po-protestujuschim-v-dzhelalabade.html
      ==========
      The only thing that inspires any hope is the recognition by Afghanistan of Crimea as a part of Russia ... Although, it happened BEFORE ...
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        1. 0
          18 August 2021 16: 30
          Quote: alch3mist
          Where are you in such a hurry? If only to be the first to crow?

          Don't poke me. I don't respect such familiarity ...
    5. +1
      18 August 2021 14: 16
      And what will Comrade Zhukov tell us ... (c)
      1. Cat
        +1
        18 August 2021 14: 41
        And what will Comrade Zhukov tell us ... (c)

        I guess roughly WHAT Comrade Zhukov would say looking at the descendants.
      2. +1
        19 August 2021 04: 08
        Quote: Andrea
        And what will Comrade Zhukov tell us ... (c)

        Unfortunately, nothing. Now there are no people similar to those who asked this question and to whom it was asked
    6. +3
      18 August 2021 14: 19
      How not to remember the anecdote about the competition of the most terrible faces:
      "The girl in the second row, you won !!!"
      - I didn’t play!
    7. Cat
      -2
      18 August 2021 14: 44
      Taliban leaders * said they would not allow anyone to use Afghanistan as territory to invade other countries

      Of course they won't. They will use it themselves.
    8. +2
      18 August 2021 15: 01
      From a set of new rules that the Taliban announced today:
      It is prohibited to cultivate poppy and other plants from which drugs can be made, as well as to trade or facilitate the sale of drugs. From now on, it is punishable by death (90% of the world's opium is produced on Afghan soil).

      Blood feud is prohibited. Now all disputes will be considered exclusively by Islamic (religious) Sharia courts. There is no other legitimate way to resolve disputes (such courts operate in many Muslim countries).

      For fortune telling, divination, witchcraft, conspiracies, love spells, divination and polytheism on the graves will be severely punished.

      Bacha-bazi (a type of sexual slavery and child prostitution involving pre-pubertal boys in performing erotic dances in female form in front of clients who can also "buy" the performer for sexual gratification) is prohibited. From now on, it is punishable by death.

      Any activities related to interest are outlawed, and all related debts are canceled.

      Women are allowed to leave the house unaccompanied, but wearing the hijab becomes mandatory.

      Engineers, doctors and other professionals from all over the world are invited to Afghanistan to help rebuild the country. They are guaranteed safety and high wages.

      In addition, a Taliban spokesman told the media that women should be present in government, including government, and municipal structures. However, everything must be in accordance with Sharia law.
      1. -2
        18 August 2021 15: 29
        Quote: Good
        From a set of new rules that the Taliban announced today:
        It is prohibited to cultivate poppy and other plants from which drugs can be made, as well as to trade or facilitate the sale of drugs. From now on, it is punishable by death (90% of the world's opium is produced on Afghan soil).

        Blood feud is prohibited. Now all disputes will be considered exclusively by Islamic (religious) Sharia courts. There is no other legitimate way to resolve disputes (such courts operate in many Muslim countries).

        For fortune telling, divination, witchcraft, conspiracies, love spells, divination and polytheism on the graves will be severely punished.

        Bacha-bazi (a type of sexual slavery and child prostitution involving pre-pubertal boys in performing erotic dances in female form in front of clients who can also "buy" the performer for sexual gratification) is prohibited. From now on, it is punishable by death.

        Any activities related to interest are outlawed, and all related debts are canceled.

        Women are allowed to leave the house unaccompanied, but wearing the hijab becomes mandatory.

        Engineers, doctors and other professionals from all over the world are invited to Afghanistan to help rebuild the country. They are guaranteed safety and high wages.

        In addition, a Taliban spokesman told the media that women should be present in government, including government, and municipal structures. However, everything must be in accordance with Sharia law.

        And I apologize where they will take money ????? Will they start growing potatoes? Or will the States give them a loan? The only answer is drugs and war
        1. -2
          18 August 2021 16: 01
          And I apologize where they will take money ?????


          In the same place as before - in the PRC. Not free, of course. And for the implementation of a certain state policy. The common people will feed themselves, and even will stay on taxes, do not worry. Their requests are small, they live within their means. You'd better ask, for whose money Kadyrov supports Chechnya.
          1. -1
            18 August 2021 20: 50
            Quote: dauria
            And I apologize where they will take money ?????


            In the same place as before - in the PRC. Not free, of course. And for the implementation of a certain state policy. The common people will feed themselves, and even will stay on taxes, do not worry. Their requests are small, they live within their means. You'd better ask, for whose money Kadyrov supports Chechnya.

            Why ask? Is it still not clear to anyone for whose money Kadyrov supports Chechnya? The question is completely different, everyone knows, wiped out, lowered their eyes and scribbled comments about bad Ukrainians.
        2. -1
          18 August 2021 18: 42
          There is a breakthrough in the deposits of resources in Afghanistan, only one deposit of lithium is worth something !!!
          1. -2
            18 August 2021 20: 46
            Quote: Sergey3
            There is a breakthrough in the deposits of resources in Afghanistan, only one deposit of lithium is worth something !!!

            There is more than one lithium deposit in Russia, so what? Did it help people a lot?
          2. 0
            19 August 2021 04: 21
            Quote: Sergey3
            There is a breakthrough in the deposits of resources in Afghanistan, only one deposit of lithium is worth something !!!

            And in the Panjshir Gorge there are a bunch of mines for the extraction of some of the best emeralds in the world.
    9. 0
      18 August 2021 15: 06
      If the Taliban are capable of transforming into a legal flight, then they will probably have a chance, but now it is clear that this is a bone structure, purely on religion, even in Afghanistan now you will not leave
    10. 0
      18 August 2021 15: 22
      I don’t think the Russian Federation won, but the United States definitely lost.
      And so we'll see in 3 years. Vaughn and Iran and the Saudis are also those Islamists, but they do not create problems for us.
    11. +2
      18 August 2021 15: 27
      The main thing is that they came out, but HOW they came out.
      Everyone who considered themselves an ally of the United States was seriously thinking. Not to say: scared. There is a feeling that they have not bet on that.
      So throw allies! Even puppets ...
      Even the conclusion in 1973. from Vietnam, compared to today, looked almost dignified.
    12. -1
      18 August 2021 16: 08
      It is noteworthy that during their first official press conference after gaining control of Kabul, the Taliban leaders * stated that they would not allow anyone to use Afghanistan as territory to invade other countries. How much these assurances correspond to reality can be shown in the coming months.


      While they will be busy with their own affairs, building their own state, but then - their ideology does not recognize borders and this must be understood and taken into account.
    13. -3
      18 August 2021 16: 47
      1. The economy of Afghanistan is in the hands of the Taliban (a banned organization in Russia). Who, as you know, feeds and drinks a young lady, dances her. And the young lady wants to eat already))
      2. Drug traffic (bees again promised bears to fight against honey) ??
      3. Moscow's recognition of the Taliban (a banned organization in Russia) _ will complicate (and so not the best) relations with Israel
      4. And the last (on the security of the borders of the Asian republics). To promise is not to marry.
      So at what point is there a strategic victory? On the contrary, while the mattresses poured in tons of dough and paid with the lives of their military for relative stability, one could talk about some kind of victory
    14. 0
      18 August 2021 18: 30
      Quote: Cosm22
      Are the borders of Russia itself and the countries bordering Russia safer after the Americans left?
      Well, yes, the Taliban gave some guarantees, said some words.

      Maybe they won't go to war in Tajikistan, but drugs will go for sure. The borders are transparent, corruption is everywhere. hi
    15. +2
      18 August 2021 18: 31
      Russia has not done anything there to win, they could just write that the United States made a strategic oversight or vice versa, but the orders to see from above have not yet come and these idiots wrote what they think is good news.
    16. 0
      18 August 2021 19: 16
      Is Russia so actively cooperating with Afghanistan? What could be called our strategic victory?

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