Afghanistan's leader Ashraf Ghani appealed in the capital of Russia with the request to provide artillery, small arms and helicopters Mi-35 after the US and its allies withdrew from Afghanistan the greater part of the troops and reduced cash assistance.
Afghanistan on the background of reduced funds for maintaining the safety turned for help to Russia. This, according to the wall Street Journal, gives Moscow another opportunity for confrontation with Washington on the background of already existing tension because of the situation in Ukraine and the middle East." Russia took advantage of this opportunity, " said the American official. However, in addition to the pursuit of competition this step also reflects Russia's concern with the issue of deterioration in Afghanistan's security, which increases the probability of the cast to destabilize the situation in Central Asia and the emergence of the Islamists at the Russian border. Russia's recent actions in foreign policy have revived the Afghan government hope that Moscow again will start cooperating with their country amid the withdrawal of foreign troops, and among them the reduction of the U.S. military with 100 thousand In 2010-2011 to 10 thousand People now. The Ministry of defense had previously received Russian Mi-17 helicopters and trained Afghan technicians to service these machines, However, the Ukrainian crisis led to the end of cooperation of the Russian capital and the capital of the United States in this field.
1st Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum has made every effort to attract the attention of the Russian capital." General Dostum wished that Russia drew attention to the situation in Afghanistan ", - said the press Secretary to the Vice President, noting that the reaction of the capital of Russia to the request was positive." The Northern regions of Afghanistan and Russia allied country were threatened, for this reason, Moscow has agreed to provide assistance ", he added. In mid-October, the Russian defense Ministry did not rule out the resumption of participation in guarding the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan in connection with the increased activity of Islamic terrorists in Central Asia. At the same time the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Council of heads of CIS countries said that the situation with crime in Afghanistan close to the critical: the militants are gaining strength and do not hide plans for further expansion. Within Afghanistan already hosts from 2 up to three thousand terrorists IG – such information were presented on Wednesday at the meeting of Deputy secretaries of security Councils of the countries – members of the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO). October 13, Russia's envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko summed up that the Afghan security forces without help from the outside can not cope with the situation in the country. In this case, as the statement says the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the decision by Barack Hussein Obama about temporary suspension of the withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan " is another eloquent testimony to the complete failure of 14-year-old military campaign of the capital of the USA and its allies in Afghanistan "." for such a long time, as we've noted before, the United States has failed to eradicate terrorism and the drug threat, to prepare a combat-ready national armed forces, to provide security and stability in Afghanistan " – pay attention to the Russian Foreign Ministry.