Russian Ambassador: Osinovka cooperation between Russia and NATO will affect Afghan army
Osinovka cooperation between Russia And the North Atlantic Commonwealth in the 1st turn will affect the combat capability of the Afghan army, said the Ambassador of Russia in this country Andrey Avetisyan.
" because NATO has decided to curtail cooperation with Russia, It is, unfortunately, will have a direct influence on ensuring the combat capability of the Afghan army. This is Clearly a short-sighted approach from NATO partners that will hit him. The Afghan Army will not gain the necessary combat capability, " said Avetisyan, RIA " Novosti ". According to him, Russia wants to continue to assist the Afghan army." Both projects ( " helicopter design And development of Afghan drug police) specifically damaged from the decision of the USA And NATO to stop cooperation with the Russian Federation. But We These projects will continue. Our approach is responsible. We decided to contribute to the battle against crime And drugs in Afghanistan, And the political situation won't stop us. These projects We will continue from its own resources, and will seek partners ", - said the diplomat. Remember, in early April the head of the NATO foreign Ministers stopped practical civil And military cooperation with Russia because of the position of the Russian Federation in Ukraine And the Crimea. In June of Ministers has prolonged the effect of this decision. However, at the end Mara Russia said that, despite the decision of the US capital, wants to fulfill obligations under the Treaty with the US on production And delivery 30 Mi-17 helicopters for military power in Afghanistan. Also, According to of sculptor, over the last four years the Russian Federation gratis put the police of Afghanistan " about 37 thousand barrels fire small arms: Kalashnikov rifles, machine guns, And ammunition ". In addition, Avetisyan thinks that North America jumped to the wrong conclusion of armies from Afghanistan." At this point, national security forces show a good result, But It is achieved due to military, financial, methodological And Advisory support of the International security assistance force (ISAF), " said Avetisyan. He specified that At the moment the Afghan national security forces, including the Army And law enforcement agencies, are 350 thousand people." today And in the nearest foreseeable future Afghan government will not be able to contain These great forces, " drew attention of the Russian Ambassador." Great, If not crucial that the Afghan Army And law enforcement agencies show At this point in time good results, plays aviapedia. The Afghan Army has no combat aircraft. And all aviation support is carried out by the forces of the international coalition. Their departure would be a big problem. If the condition persists support, training And equipment, and the main thing - the content And funding of the Afghan army, the positive result is possible. If not, have the opportunity to be a big problem. The army, which will cease to pay is a dangerous phenomenon, " said Avetisyan. According to him, in Addition to the combat aviation Afghan army is Also not enough And heavy weapons, such as artillery And tanks. Remember, in may the head of Barack Obama said that at the end of the current year his country in a responsible manner will complete the active phase of combat operations in Afghanistan. According to Obama before, the US will leave in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2014 9, 8 thousand Soldiers. The U.S. military will assist the Afghan army And disrupt al-Qaida. By the end of 2015 American troops were concentrated in Kabul And Bagram air base, reducing the size of the allegedly by half, and By the end of 2016, the country will only military, ensuring the safety of the Embassy in Kabul.