Russia to Review Afghanistan's Arms Deliveries Request Reasonably

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According to Russia's envoy, Moscow is considering arms deliveries to Afghanistan following Kabul's requests to assist in boosting security in the country's east.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia regards Kabul’s new request for weapons deliveries thoughtfully to provide for security in the country’s eastern regions, but this is the task of the United States and its allies who are still located there, Russian Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said Monday.

“There have been requests already and they are being reviewed, but this will be done in stages, with thought and reason,” Kabulov told RIA Novosti.

Kabulov said that Russia has armed Afghanistan’s military “quite well,” but said that the United States should handle arms deliveries since “they’re there with their troops alongside NATO and this is their foremost task, especially in eastern Afghanistan.”

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