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Vladimir Putin Defends Joe Biden’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Joe Biden was right to take American troops out of Afghanistan but criticized the "mess" that the U.S. withdrawal left behind. Moscow has been seeking to expand its influence in Afghanistan following…
Taliban reject Putin's claim of IS presence in north of Afghanistan
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Taliban reject Putin’s claim of IS presence in north of Afghanistan

The Taliban have rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that the Islamic State (IS) has a presence in the north of Afghanistan, reported local media. On Friday, Putin during a virtual summit with the leaders of the Commonwealth Independent…
iraq and syria
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Iraq, Syria Militants ‘Actively’ Entering Afghanistan: Russia’s Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that battle-hardened militants from Iraq and Syria are "actively" entering Afghanistan. "The situation in Afghanistan is not easy," Putin said during a video conference with security service chiefs…
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Russian, Iranian Presidents Discuss Outlook for Resumption of Compliance with Nuclear Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi to discuss the outlook for the resumption of compliance with the Iranian nuclear deal, the Kremlin’s press-service said on Wednesday.…