NOVO-OGAREVO, November 6. /TASS/. Afghan people can hope for support from Russia and Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) states if the situation destabilizes after upcoming withdrawal of international force from that country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with members of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Council which an Afghan representative also attended as an observer.
“We understand that the situation will be no easy over withdrawal of the international contingent. If necessary we are ready to give a shoulder to our Afghan friends so that the situation in that country will remain stable and will have prospects for development,” the Russian leader said.