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updated 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
KABUL, Afghanistan - Russia is ready to cooperate on defense matters with Afghanistan, the Afghan president said Monday. The announcement coincides with increasingly public tensions between Afghan and Western officials, as well as Russia's heightened efforts to assert itself on the international stage.
In a letter, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said cooperation on defense issues would "be effective for both countries and also effective for maintaining security in the region," Afghan President Hamid Karzai's office said in a statement.
"As a friendly government to Afghanistan, Russia is ready to offer its cooperation to an independent and a democratic Afghanistan," the statement quoted Medvedev as saying.
Originally posted by wolf241e
I wonder if this is payback for the US helping the Afghans when the Russians tried to take their country??
I would seems so to me.
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
They are supporting the Afghan gov which we helped install. I think the worse of it is that Russia is looking at their best interest and realize that the islamo fascist extremist are a security threat to their country also.