Rosneft privatization deal is completed — KremlinBusiness & Economy December 07, 21:06
Contact Group focuses on demining, creation of new security zones in Donbass — OSCE envoyWorld December 07, 20:57
Russian Defense Ministry reports 70% of eastern Aleppo under control of Syrian armyWorld December 07, 20:21
Moscow slams Polish FM's remarks on NATO-Russia Council meeting — sourceRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 20:12
IOC extends doping-related sanctions against RussiaSport December 07, 19:35
Russian oil companies back Energy Ministry proposal on limiting oil production — ministerBusiness & Economy December 07, 18:42
Syrian troops take full control over 47 quarters of eastern Aleppo — ministryWorld December 07, 18:36
Sberbank head expects oil and gas prices to continue to fallBusiness & Economy December 07, 18:26
Russian sappers start clearing eastern Aleppo from minesMilitary & Defense December 07, 18:17
MOSCOW, February 19. /ITAR-TASS/. After the International Security Assistance Force leaves Afghanistan this year the situation will be more complicated but not critical, Russian presidential special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
At the same time, the high-ranking diplomat said, “We’d prefer no collapses. We’d like Americans, who entered there with our consent and support, to fight drug trafficking and neutralize terrorism’s bases.”
After the coalition troops leave Afghanistan nine US military bases will stay. “An agreement has not been signed yet. Afghan President Hamid Karzai sets forth well-known conditions. Otherwise he refuses to sign the document if Washington ignores the conditions,” Kabulov said.
“We don’t insist Americans be pulled out. We want them to do their best to make Afghanistan a sustainable state with a viable economy,” the diplomat said.
“It’s rather difficult to predict the situation, but we hope that the Taliban movement doesn’t come and seize power,” Kabulov said.
“We don’t want Afghanistan to return to civil war. Thus, the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) partners and we will do our best to help Afghanistan settle the situation,” the high-ranking diplomat said, adding “The problem should be solved through national reconciliation and not through military confrontation.”