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    Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  max steel on Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:33 pm

    Russia to Sign Contract on Mi-35 Deliveries to Afghanistan in October

    Russia plans to sign a contract on the delivery of several Mi-35 helicopters to Afghanistan.Russia will continue providing support to Afghan government forces and plans to sign a contract on the delivery of several Mi-35 helicopters to Afghanistan in October, Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan and head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asia Department Zamir Kabulov told the Izvestia newspaper.


    Afghanistan’s first Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has asked Russia for military aid amid a fight against Islamic State (ISIL) militants."Russia is already providing certain assistance in strengthening the capabilities of the Afghan government forces," Kabulov said, explaining that Russia delivers weaponry to Afghanistan and provides military training for Afghan officers.

    According to the Russian envoy, this process will continue and Afghanistan will receive more Russian aid in the near future."We plan to conclude a contract with the Afghan side in October on the delivery, on a commercial basis, of several Mi-35 combat helicopters," Kabulov told the Russian Izvestia newspaper.

    He stressed that the key to peace and security in Afghanistan is not the foreign troops present in the country."Afghanistan has an army and many Afghans are capable of bearing arms and know how to use them well. We need to strengthen the national potential, and not try to defend the Afghan government with foreign troops," Kabulov said, adding that the presence of NATO/US forces in the country has led to the rise of extremists, not their decline.


    Afghanistan continues to be in a state of political and social turmoil as the Taliban and Islamic State (ISIL) radicals take advantage of instability in the country, which has persisted since the 2001 US-led invasion. On Thursday, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia Gen. Valery Gerasimov said that the number of ISIL militants in Afghanistan stands at around 2,000-3,000 and is growing constantly.
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    Re: Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:44 pm

    Russia before the end of 2015 will deliver to Afghanistan, 10.000 Kalashnikov assault rifles and ammunition.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1605482.html



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    Re: Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:56 pm

    Russia to Review Afghanistan's Arms Deliveries Request Reasonably

    According to Russia's envoy, Moscow is considering arms deliveries to Afghanistan following Kabul's requests to assist in boosting security in the country's east.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia regards Kabul’s new request for weapons deliveries thoughtfully to provide for security in the country’s eastern regions, but this is the task of the United States and its allies who are still located there, Russian Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said Monday.

    “There have been requests already and they are being reviewed, but this will be done in stages, with thought and reason,” Kabulov told RIA Novosti.

    Kabulov said that Russia has armed Afghanistan’s military “quite well,” but said that the United States should handle arms deliveries since “they’re there with their troops alongside NATO and this is their foremost task, especially in eastern Afghanistan.”

    Afghan media reported over the weekend the Islamic State (IS or Daesh in Arabic) jihadist group has captured at least four east Afghan districts in a bid to establish a self-proclaimed caliphate. Up to 1,600 fighters were reported to have pledged allegiance to Daesh, a terrorist group outlawed in Russia.

    The US Department of Defense said it was "aware" of Daesh-affiliated militants' presence in the central Asian country battling an insurgency from the Taliban.

    Daesh and its regional affiliate Wilayat Khorasan are said to have gained momentum with the ending of a US-led NATO combat mission last year and a splintered Taliban.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151207/1031348165/russia-afghanistan-arms-deliveries.html#ixzz3tdRlDu9s


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    Re: Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:23 pm

    Moscow to supply small arms with ammunition to Kabul in January — foreign ministry

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    Re: Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:46 pm

    Bloomberg: Afghanistan is discussing with Russia the purchase of Mi-35 helicopters


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    Re: Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:09 pm

    Moscow Completing Firearms Delivery to Afghanistan

    Afghanistan received 10,000 AK-47 assault rifles from Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow is completing the delivery of a batch of firearms to Kabul under the latest contract between the two states, Zamir Kabulov, the head of the department in the Russian Foreign Ministry responsible for Afghanistan, said Wendesday.

    “Deliveries are underway. This morning, an official handover ceremony [for the batch of 10,000 AK-47 assault rifles] was held in Kabul with Afghan officials and our Ambassador [Alexander Mantytskiy] in attendance. So the deliveries are nearing completion,” Kabulov told RIA Novosti.

    According to Kabulov, who is also the Kremlin's special envoy to Afghanistan, a new contract between the sides for firearms is not currently being planned.

    In October, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani asked Russia to supply artillery, small arms and helicopters to the central Asian country to aid it in its fight against Islamist insurgents.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160224/1035260657/russia-afghanistan-weapons.html#ixzz416eGx2Rb


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    Re: Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:11 pm

    Russia, Afghanistan Set 'Legal Foundation' in Military Cooperation

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    Re: Russia - Afghanistan Military cooperation

    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:57 am

    Afghanistan Requests Helicopter Deliveries From Russia - Foreign Ministry

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