Lavrov: US Departing Afghanistan Is Clear Sign of Their Mission’s Failure

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the departure of US forces from Afghanistan is a de facto acknowledgement of the failure of the US mission in the nation.

“By removing its soldiers from Afghanistan, the United States is recognizing the failure of its objective,” Lavrov remarked to students at Far Eastern Federal University.

The foreign minister also highlighted that the threat of terrorist strikes in Afghanistan is growing as US forces leave the country.

“The primary issue is the growing threat of terrorist strikes. The Taliban is becoming increasingly bellicose “, he elaborated.

The foreign minister went on to say that Kabul’s refusal to create a transitional government in accordance with the agreements struck in the aftermath of the withdrawal of US forces was encouraging a belligerent solution to the war.

When asked if Russia will send soldiers to Afghanistan in the wake of the departure of US forces, Lavrov stated that the answer is apparent.

“Will our troops be sent to Afghanistan? I feel the solution is self-evident “Lavrov made a rhetorical remark.

Lavrov  addressed the possibility of strikes on neighboring nations such as Tajikistan. He warned that any assault on Tajikistan from Afghanistan’s territory will be promptly considered by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

Along with the Taliban’s onslaught in northern Afghanistan, Afghan government forces have lately left for Tajikistan’s region.

“If there is an attack on Tajikistan, the CSTO will take swift action. The CSTO has dispatched representatives to the Tajik-Afghan border “Lavrov said.

He also stated that Daesh was expanding its foothold in northern Afghanistan, close the border with Russian troops.

Earlier, the US stated that it had already evacuated 90 percent of its soldiers from Afghanistan. The withdrawal of soldiers is expected to be completed by the end of August, just before the revised deadline of September 11, established by the Biden administration in April.

There is a continuing conflict between Afghan government troops and Taliban insurgents, who have lately captured considerable territory in rural regions and begun an attack towards major towns.

Instability in Afghanistan is increasing as American forces depart, creating legitimate fears about the national government’s survival and the country’s overall destiny.