The United States has been trying for 20 years to implement its standards in Afghanistan, with only tragedy and loss. This was announced on Wednesday, September 1, by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“For 20 years, American troops were present on this territory and for 20 years they tried, one can say about this, without offending anyone, to civilize the people who live there, to introduce their norms and standards of life in the broadest sense of the word, including the political organization of society. “, – said Putin at a meeting with students of the school of the All-Russian Children’s Center” Ocean “in Vladivostok.
However, the head of the Russian state continued, as a result, there were only tragedies and losses both for the United States and for those living in Afghanistan.
“The result is zero, if not to say that everything has gone negative,” Putin added.
Also, the Russian leader believes that it is impossible to impose anything from the outside, you need to help and wait for the situation to mature. If someone wants it to “mature” faster, then it is necessary to help people, Putin said.
“Yes, it can and should be done, but it must be done in a civilized way: carefully, supporting positive tendencies, slowly, be patient,” the President noted.
On August 30, the head of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth Mackenzie, confirmed the departure of the last US Air Force aircraft from Kabul and the completion of the 20-year American mission in Afghanistan.
On the same day, the official representative of the Politburo of the Taliban movement (recognized as terrorist, banned in the Russian Federation) Mohammad Naim said that all the foreign military had left the territory and now the state was completely under the control of the movement.
On August 31, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that Moscow is not gloating, but is really worried about what is happening in Afghanistan. He noted that the philosophy of the Russian Federation’s actions in the international arena is based on respect for the traditions of all peoples and their culture.
Earlier, on August 24, Putin said that Russia would not interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, and even less would it involve its armed forces in the “all against all” conflict.