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Russia rejects NATO report on Afghanistan

Russia rejects NATO report on Afghanistan

Dec 19, 2014 - 15:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Russia on Thursday claimed NATOinfo-icon’s report to the United Nations Security Council did not reflect the actual situation in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Presented in early December by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the report ignored key problems like drugs and increasing militant attacks, it said.

The report highlights results of the 13-year International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) presence in Afghanistan and its future mission to train and advise Afghan forces.

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, said: “The brief document has no analysis of the security situation, but the ISAF was tasked to help improve the situation.”

Addressing the UN Security Council session on the Afghan accused NATO of giving an impression that the mandate had been completely fulfilled, with key problems solved.

According to the Russian news agency TASS, the diplomat insisted the report had nothing to do with the real state of things in the region.

Since the beginning of 2014, militants had killed by 20 percent more Afghan civilians and security personnel than in 2013, Churkin said, adding the number of terrorist attacks had nearly doubles.

He claimed:  “The report has no concrete information about what the ISAF has really done to help Afghan law enforcers and security agencies in the anti-drug direction.”

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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