Like I’ve been saying all along, Russia is not really our ally, they will work towards securing their own selves from danger, but you can never count on them having your back. Especially with a former KGB thug at the helm.
It suits the Russians fine, like Erdogan’s Turkey, to fund, work with the Islamonazis if it’s securing their goals only, the West can go pound sand.
Russia ‘may be helping supply Taliban’, says US general, as militants capture strategic district of Sangin
The top US general in Europe warned on Thursday that Russia may now be arming the Taliban, as the militant group seized the Afghan town that more than 100 British soldiers died trying to defend.
The strategic district of Sangin in Helmand province was the deadliest battlefield for UK forces in Afghanistan and 104 British troops died in the effort to keep it out of the Taliban’s hands.
But the town fell early on Thursday morning as Taliban forces continued a years-long offensive to extend their reach in southern Afghanistan
Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, said Moscow appeared to an increasingly influential player in Afghanistan.
“I’ve seen the influence of Russia of late – increased influence in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban,” he told a Senate hearing in Washington.
Gen Scaparrotti’s comments come after a senior Pakistani military source told the Telegraph that Russia could be tempted to stage a Syria-style intervention in Afghanistan if Taliban and Isil strength continues to grow.
Russia has denied supporting the Taliban, saying its contacts with the group are aimed at bringing them to the negotiating table.