Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov commented in his Telegram channel on the statements of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who is trying to blame the Afghan government for the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan
Stoltenberg had earlier given a wide-ranging interview to The New York Times in which he said the collapse of its political and military authorities had led to the fall of Afghanistan and the victory of the Taliban.
“NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg is trying to disguise the alliance’s defeat in Afghanistan even though it is obvious to the world. It is very clumsy. The Afghan government was originally based on American bayonets and NATO shoulders. It was an artificial superstructure that collapsed as soon as the Americans decided to leave. “The ‘regime change’ failed,” Pushkov said.
The senator noted that the $2.2 trillion spent by the United States in Afghanistan and the many billions by the Alliance that had been sent to the republic over the 20-year military campaign were simply thrown away funds. According to Pushkov, after the failure in Afghanistan, the North Atlantic Alliance is unlikely to go to any faraway country.
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“And the Kabul authorities have generally nothing to do with it: it is strange to blame the servants when the owner is to blame. As for the Afghans drafted into the government army, they simply did not want to fight for a cause they had lost beforehand”, – Pushkov concluded.