Russian military helicopters stationed in Tajikistan fired air-to-surface missiles. Training exercises This is part of Moscow’s plan to assist the Tajik border forces to ensure that the Central Asian country borders Afghanistan.
The exercise took place one day after the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a conversation about the situation on the border with Afghanistan.
Russia has a strong military presence in Tajikistan. It has one of the largest overseas military bases in the country, equipped with tanks, unmanned helicopters and ground attack aircraft.
Rahmon ordered the mobilization on Monday 20,000 Tajik Reserve Forces After more than 1,000 Afghan security personnel fled to various parts of Afghanistan due to the advancement of Taliban militants, the border security with Afghanistan was strengthened.
The report said that the Tajik government later confirmed that it allowed Afghan soldiers to cross the border for humanitarian reasons.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko told Russia’s TASS news agency that the country’s military base in Tajikistan is Ready to help deal with the border situationBefore Ludenko’s remarks, the Kremlin said in a statement that Russia “will help stabilize the border with Afghanistan, directly or through regional security groups when needed.”
Ludenko said that the Russian army will act as needed, but the base is “fully equipped to provide assistance to the country.”
About half of Afghanistan’s 400 regions are trapped Taliban control According to Bloomberg News, since the militant group stepped up its attacks in April.
In the past few days, the Taliban have made progress in most of the northeastern Badakhshan province.
According to reports, several consulates were forced to close due to the fighting.
According to the Associated Press, Consulate of Russia Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, has been closed, and the Iranian consulate has restricted its services in Afghanistan’s fourth largest city.
Munir Fahad, a spokesperson for the governor of Balkh Province, confirmed the follow-up of other consulates.
At the same time, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, More than 90% According to CNBC reports, US troops and equipment have been withdrawn from Afghanistan.
The goal is to completely withdraw all U.S. military presences in the country by September 11, in accordance with President Joe Biden’s regulations.
So far, seven facilities in Afghanistan have been handed over to the country’s military, including Bagram Air Force Base, which was reportedly abandoned by the US military without the new Afghan commander’s knowledge.
According to reports, the base was occupied by looters for a short period of time before Afghan security personnel arrived and deported them.