Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the last summit in Geneva in June, suggested that American leader Joe Biden coordinate actions in the Afghan direction. Putin was ready to use Russian military bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for practical purposes.
Sources suggested that it could be about the exchange of information, including information obtained using drones (there are small and medium-range unmanned aircraft detachments at both Russian bases).
“If the Americans were only interested in monitoring the situation in Afghanistan, they would have accepted this generous offer. But so far they have not given a clear answer, which suggests that perhaps they still have other goals,” one of the interlocutors of the publication noted.
The US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, who participated in the conference in Tashkent, did not speak on the proposal from Russia. The Kremlin also did not comment on this issue.
In Afghanistan, the confrontation between government forces and the Taliban continues which have seized significant territories in rural areas and launched an offensive against major cities against the background of the withdrawal of the international military contingent from the country. The Afghan security forces are conducting joint counter-terrorism operations throughout the country.