Breaking News (Aug 31,2021) Russia,China help Taliban Fight Against US Military in Afghanistan

Breaking News (Aug 31,2021) Russia,China help Taliban Fight Against US Military in Afghanistan

[Music] russia backs china in disputes with third countries [Music] russia has long criticized the u.s intervention in afghanistan and its spectacular failure has evoked obvious schadenfreude in the kremlin more than three decades ago the soviet union evacuated its last tanks in afghanistan and over the friendship bridge into uzbekistan this week u.s allied warlords and their fighters were forced to flee over the same bridge [Music] [Music] vladimir putin has made anti-terrorism a cornerstone of his foreign policy comparing it to the fight against nazism in syria and libya russia justified its backing of authoritarian leaders by saying they provided a bulwark against the rise of radicalism and chaos yet in afghanistan the calculus is different and a cooler calculus is different and a cooler real politic is at play despite naming the taliban a terrorist group russia appears ready to engage if it can ensure security for its own diplomats and prevent militants from launching assaults against its central asian allies such as uzbekistan and tajikistan [Music] [Music] russian presidential envoy to afghanistan even dangled the possibility that russia would recognize the taliban government based on the behavior of the new authorities a major prize for the taliban that would also indicate moscow sees itself as a potential intermediary as the west pulls out for now the russians are staying put taliban forces have taken the external perimeter of the russian embassy under protection kabulov said on monday and its afghanistan ambassador dmitry jirenov said russia had a promise that not a single hair will fall from the heads of russian diplomats [Music] further negotiations are planned for tuesday he said should those fail moscow has also prepared for greater instability in the region in the last month it has held military drills with uzbekistan and tajikistan as well as separate exercises with china which were aimed at demonstrating the determination and ability of russia and china to fight terrorism the timing as a taliban race to victory was no coincidence [Music] [Applause] [Music] while china was uneasy about the u.s military engagement in afghanistan it has also been critical of its irresponsible withdrawal of late in recent years beijing has begun to see the u.s continued presence in afghanistan as a lesser of two evils according to andrew small of the german marshall fund a u.s think tank [Music] on monday china’s propaganda agencies took this opportunity to discredit u.s foreign policy but beijing is treading a careful line in its policy towards the new taliban regime this is because china sees the issue of afghanistan as a quagmire where great powers have found themselves entrapped from britain to the soviet union and now the u.s [Music] chinese state media calls afghanistan a graveyard of empires and beijing does not want to be mired in the great game in the center of the eurasian continent china is also showing its pragmatism in its approach what china could do is participate in the post-war reconstruction and provide investment to help the country’s future development the global times quoted a senior chinese government expert as saying on sunday [Music] oh [Music] flowers [Music] hey [Music] [Music] oh [Music] oh [Music] [Applause] [Music] oh [Music] you
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Breaking News (Aug 31,2021) Russia,China help Taliban Fight Against US Military in Afghanistan

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