Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev commented on the situation in Afghanistan He praised the Taliban. At the same time, he did not forget to take a stab at America, Russia’s main rival.
The politician commented on research conducted by the Afghan Opium Survey 2023 on drug production. Its findings were published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Medvedev lashed out at the Americans and praised the Taliban
Production of opium – According to study – In Afghanistan it has decreased by up to 95%. during the year. In 2022, 6,200 tons were produced, and only 333 tons a year later.
– In less than a year, the Taliban, despite what we thought, had done what the Taliban could never do. 20 years of the US-led NATO alliance – urged Medvedev and accused Washington of “supposedly fighting terrorism”.
Dmitry Medvedev: The Americans wanted to sell heroin to Russia
But he didn’t stop there. He noted that while the Americans Military intervention in Afghanistan “They were really interested in exporting heroin to Russia and other countries.” Note that the US will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in the summer of 2021, ending an operation that has lasted nearly 20 years.
The Taliban, or Islamic fundamentalists, seized power in the devastated country after the American ouster. They immediately introduced their rules. The new government severely limited women’s rights. By annulling previous divorces. We reported on Interior A woman is forced to return to her abusive husband.
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