Erdogan announces deal with Russia on S-400 air defense missile systemsMilitary & Defense July 25, 16:16
Moldovan president, Russian envoy to hash over bilateral ties and breakaway TransnistriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 14:43
US will either have to put up with North Korea’s nuclear weapons or use force — expertWorld July 25, 14:33
Kremlin refrains from comments on media allegations about Tillerson’s possible resignationRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 14:03
Kremlin comments on US potentially funneling weapons to KievRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 13:45
Kremlin says Russia, US not negotiating renewal of adoptionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 13:37
Russian Ice Hockey Federation to render assistance to banned forward ZaripovSport July 25, 13:27
Press review: Malorossiya as an EU taboo and Moldova’s animosity to Russian peacekeepersPress Review July 25, 13:00
Poll reveals most Russians familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses support its banSociety & Culture July 25, 12:11
MOSCOW, September 13. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is not planning to pay a visit to Afghanistan, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday.
"A visit takes place when there is a necessity in solving concrete, practical tasks," Zamir Kabulov, Russian president’s envoy for Afghanistan and director of the Russian foreign ministry’s second Asia department, said. "So far, we don’t have such an agenda."
According to Kabulov, the Afghan side demonstrates interest in developing ties with Russia. "The Afghan police and army ask to be supplied with Russian weapons, not only helicopters, but also tanks and artillery," he said, adding that in case such supplies are organized it would be expedient to look at training Afghan personnel to use such weapons.
Apart from that, Afghanistan is interested in civil projects as well. "Afghanistan is interested in a wide range of Russian-made products. In the raw material sector, they include oil and petrochemicals, gasoline, etc.," he noted.