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Top US commander takes parting shot at Russia

Top US commander takes parting shot at Russia

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Sep 02, 2018 - 08:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Russia is trying to undercut military gains in Afghanistaninfo-icon and create differences between the US and its allies, America’s top general in the war-hit country alleges.

"We know Russia is attempting to undercut our military gains and years of military progress in Afghanistan," the outgoing commander of Resolute Support mission said.

In an interview with Voice of America, Gen. Johan Nicholson claimed Moscow was yet to stop trying to destabilise Afghanistan and fuel divisions between the US and its coalition partners.

Scheduled to step down today (Sunday) after serving as NATOinfo-icon commander for two years, he questioned Russia's intentions in the region.

He added: "It is no secret that Russia seeks any opportunity it can find to drive a wedge between the United States and our Central Asian partners, including Afghanistan."

However, Nicholson still believed that Russia could play a constructive role, saying Moscow and Washington had a shared interest in combating terrorism and drugs.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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