On Tuesday, Russian ambassador to Afghanistan Andrei Aveticyan criticized NATO policy towards Afghanistan and expressed concern that the country would have to exist without international support.
“The international community should not repeat tragic mistakes of the 1990s when Afghanistan left in isolation, the diplomat said reminding the events followed by the fall of the Najibullah regime. I hope that the international community will make conclusions from the past mistakes.” Aveticyan said that otherwise, the republic will most likely experience a bloody civil war.
The ambassador called on NATO to honour its responsibilities reporting to the UN about the fulfillment of its mission in Afghanistan in line with its mandate. He emphasized that the coalition forces have not fulfilled the task of eradicating terrorism yet.
Andrei Aveticyan urged the international community to step up its anti-terror activity by making efforts to equip the law enforcement agencies with necessary weapons.
On behalf of his country, the diplomat pledged not to leave Afghanistan alone and continue to attract the republic in constructive bilateral and regional cooperation.