The Russian military base in Tajikistan is equipped with everything necessary to provide assistance to the country due to the situation on the border with Afghanistan. This was announced on July 6 by the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Andrei Rudenko.
“We have in Tajikistan, as you know, the 201st Russian military base, which is equipped with everything necessary to provide assistance to Tajikistan in case of need,” Rudenko said.
Rudenko noted that the Russian side continues military contacts with Tajikistan and is closely following the situation. He noted that “if additional efforts are required, they will be undertaken.”
“Everything will depend on how the situation in northern Afghanistan will develop,” Rudenko said.
A day earlier, Iosif Linder, President of the International Counter-Terrorism Association, told Izvestia that the current situation with Afghanistan is a stalemate and, depending on further geopolitical processes, may both subside and heat up.
At the same time, the representative of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid announced that the government in Kabul would not be able to return under control the northern regions of Afghanistan, taken by representatives of the Taliban (prohibited in the Russian Federation).
On this day, the Kremlin said that the issue of the introduction of the Russian contingent in connection with the deterioration of the situation on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan was not discussed. At the same time, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted that Moscow is monitoring the situation and ascertaining that destabilization is taking place.
On July 3, it became known that the American Bagram air base in Afghanistan was looted immediately after the US military left the territory.
By June 23, militants of the terrorist organization Taliban, banned in Russia, seized 50 of the 370 districts of Afghanistan amid the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from the country. On June 8, it became known that the United States had withdrawn more than half of its contingent from Afghanistan.