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RF AFR will not be used in Afghanistan, by analogy with the military campaign conducted in Syria

Russia does not plan to conduct operations in Afghanistan by the forces of the VKS, similar to Syria, said Zamir Kabulov, head of the Foreign Ministry department, special representative of the Russian president for Afghanistan. His words leads newspaper MIC.

When asked by journalists, “is it possible to use the Taliban as allies in the fight against ISIS in Afghanistan, as is the case with the free Syrian army in Syria,” the diplomat replied: “So far, the actions of the free Syrian army are much less useful than our actions aviation. But Afghanistan is not Syria, and our aviation is not going to work there. ”

Earlier, the expert of the Center for the Study of Modern Afghanistan, Andrei Serenko, said in an interview Moscow Komsomol that the Russian operation in Syria “may provoke a negative reaction” from the Afghan Taliban.

“I think that this (the Russian operation in Syria) can change the attitude of the Taliban towards Russia, which until now has been neutral. They did not view Russia as an enemy and repeatedly sent signals about this. The Taliban still said that he was not interested in the expansion to the north of Afghanistan, that is, the former Soviet Central Asia. At certain steps from the states of Central Asia and Russia, the Taliban were even ready to provide some security structure for the southern borders of the CIS against the penetration of ISIL, ”said Serenko.

“Now, with the start (operations) in Syria, when the campaign is actively rising in social networks, which is carried out by ISIL and other groups, photos are being laid out - this entire propaganda campaign can change the attitude of the Taliban in terms of neutrality in relation to Russia and in terms of indifference to Central Asia. If it is not likely that the Taliban themselves will try to penetrate into Central Asia, then in any case, they will try not to create an obstacle for those forces that want to return to their homeland weapons in hand. I mean the Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Kazakh militants who are fighting in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, ”he said.
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  1. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 24 December 2015 11: 59
    Now, with the onset (operation) in Syria, when the social media campaign by ISIS is actively rising, this entire propaganda campaign can change the Taliban’s attitude towards neutrality towards Russia

    Somehow, it’s strange that ISIS people chop heads who did not swear to the Taliban, then they call them allies. East is a delicate matter..
    1. marlin1203
      marlin1203 24 December 2015 12: 02
      Will the Taliban defend our southern borders? Well, if so, then diplomats need to erect a monument in life!
      1. Extraneous
        Extraneous 24 December 2015 13: 16
        Afghan Taliban are already fighting ISIS. To do this, they created a special unit of 1000 fighters and supply it in the highest category. The Afghan Taliban want one thing - so that no one climbs into their territory. Be it the States, Russia, ISIS and others. Six months ago, they declared that they were not opponents of Russia and they had nothing to share with it.
        Pakistani Taliban - a slippery issue - these can and are secretly supported by ISIS.
        1. lukke
          lukke 24 December 2015 13: 33
          Afghanistan is fragmented by tribes, ideology and goals. And it does not make sense to say unambiguously that we "will not" or "will" be there now, because if a direct threat looms and the pendulum swings towards the supporters of ISIS - not like the Aerospace Forces, the ground group will have to be introduced. Or we will extinguish the flame in Tajikistan, etc.
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      2. vsoltan
        vsoltan 24 December 2015 17: 48
        It is too early a monument to diplomats ... however, the alleged gesheft may not be beneficial to us ... why not have our enemy in the allies of the enemy? It seems that now these options are being worked out .. But in Afghanistan we definitely have nothing to do ... well, the Taliban are being watched in relation to the Russian Federation, albeit a slanting curve, but neutrality ... and drug trafficking will greatly decrease with them .. Otherwise, what would mattresses have been for so many years hang out there? Shall we dope with drugs? Article plus, there is nothing to stir up an anthill ...
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 24 December 2015 12: 08
      Now Afghanistan was still not enough for us, the border with Afghanistan should be strengthened by the CSTO.
  2. cniza
    cniza 24 December 2015 12: 00
    A snake ball is brewing around us, urgently strengthening the southern direction, I think our leadership understands this much better than we do.
  3. salad
    salad 24 December 2015 12: 03
    Another stuffing info
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 24 December 2015 12: 10
    The Taliban are like a weather vane. Whoever pays the most will fight for that, because they can’t do anything else.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2015 12: 11
    the Russian operation in Syria "could provoke a negative reaction" from the Afghan Taliban.

    And the statement of this Serenko smacks of provocation. The same was heard from the "liberals" (the likelihood of terrorist attacks will increase, etc.) after the start of the aerospace forces in Syria.
  6. mag nit
    mag nit 24 December 2015 12: 16
    Afghan must be heat treated.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 24 December 2015 12: 16
    Maybe go wild for the Taliban to go to Syria
    to wet the IG?
    There will be new videos every day: the Taliban in public
    they chop heads of Ishilovites, then - vice versa.
    1. ML-334
      ML-334 24 December 2015 12: 30
      After the IS cut off the oil, they themselves will trample on poppy fields. So there will still be a massacre.
      1. asiat_61
        asiat_61 24 December 2015 12: 52
        In fact, the Taliban fought drugs very successfully, and the methods are appropriate.
        1. Kasym
          Kasym 24 December 2015 21: 09
          The end of the 90s - the very beginning of the 2000s, the Taliban practically took control of Afghanistan, only the north of the country remained. Masood and General Dostum opposed them - Tajik and Uzbek. The Taliban outlawed heroin, began to hang drug dealers, destroy poppy fields. The market price soared and he (heroin) became an elite drug. And then the Yankees came ...
          Warrior. The Taliban are not mercenaries, they are local Pashtuns (Pakistani and Afghan Pashtun tribes), students at the beginning of madrassas (who were armed with the United States and satilitites under our Afghanistan; but then, as is usual with the Americans, they got out of control). And it seems to me that the Americans will no longer find a common language. Although secret negotiations are conducted on neutral sites (Qatar, for example). They won’t go anywhere, and it’s already clear to everyone that their opinion should be taken into account on the situation in Afghanistan. But if they come to power, and they need legalization in the international arena, then the problem of poppy and heroin will be solved quickly. But he will not be secular, but he was. hi
  8. DenZ
    DenZ 24 December 2015 12: 16
    If ISIS boshki cut the Taliban, then how the Taliban can be offended by Russia for this? Somehow illogical.
  9. solovey
    solovey 24 December 2015 12: 34
    That's right - let the coalitions deal with Agan!
  10. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 24 December 2015 14: 24
    but why in this format .. from Tashkent-Chimkent-Dushanbe .. bombers on DRA from ottudda and flew ..
  11. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 24 December 2015 16: 37
    Of course we won’t! What we have to do is nothing to bomb the bandits where it is necessary and where it is not necessary. They will threaten Russian security, then another thing ..
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 24 December 2015 19: 11
    From the experience of our war in Afghanistan, it is time to understand that often it is personal relationships, work with the population that are more powerful than weapons. Someone needs to be given flour a couple of Kamaz trucks with arms and it will be possible to agree even with the Taliban. ethnic Uzbeks, Tajiks, working with them, with a little support, you can completely build a belt to the CIS border. But here you need work with the local elite and finances to supply food, help the peasantry. Someone will have to buy, someone needs to be relocated to more peaceful places, but only so you can set up local troops to help the Afghans have a proverb:
    We cannot be defeated, but we can be bought!