Sergey Shoygu, Russia’s Defence Minister considered that the West’s mission in Afghanistan had failed. He considered that the Afghani government couldn’t take over the internal situation in the country after the withdrawal of the US troops of Afghanistan after 20 years there.
Shoygu said during the conference of ministers of defense of member-states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the capital city of Tajikistan.
The Russian minister went on to say that developments of events in the northern areas of Afghanistan and mass fleeing of the Afghanis to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan prove that treaties signed by the United States of America (USA) and the Taliban, a militant Afghani movement, have been carried.
He pointed out the situation currently deteriorating rapidly because the Taliban takes over wide areas in Afghanistan.
Shoygu warns that ISIS and other international terrorist organizations seek to strengthen their existence in Afghanistan so they threaten the neighboring countries.
He stressed that the USA lost all that it can lose there so it attempts to get a foothold in Central Asia.
He revealed that Washington is negotiating now with all countries in Central Asia to establish some logistic centers, military bases, and accommodation centers to receive refugees there.
Shoygu accused the USA of creating long-range foci of tension through scenarios whose consequences couldn’t be foreseen.
He criticized Washington as it plans to push the countries in Central Asia to create military organizations that resemble the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
But the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned that Afghanistan is tethering on the brink of a severe humanitarian crisis due to the escalating struggle there.
The organization revealed that fierce clashes between the Taliban and the government forces enforce hundred thousand to flee their homes.
It added that more than 3.5 people are displaced now in various parts of the country; 270 thousand have been displaced recently since the beginning of the current year.
The United Nations Mission to Afghanistan pointed out that victims of civilians rose by 29% in the first quarter of the standing year compared to the last year.