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Putin suggested that the Taliban be quickly brought into the «family of civilized nations»

Now it's necessary to solve the issue of legalization of political forces in Afghanistan together, thinks the president of Russia. Russian authorities are not interested in the disintegration of Afghanistan. The sooner the Taliban enter into civilized relations with other countries, the easier it will be to conduct a dialogue with them. Russian President Vladimir Putin said this at a plenary session of the WEF.

"Russia is not interested in the disintegration of Afghanistan. If this happens, then there will be no one to talk to. And if this is the case, one should think that the sooner the Taliban enters, so to speak, the family of civilized nations, the easier it will be to contact, communicate, and influence somehow. And ask some questions, and if not demand, then raise the question that certain civilized rules should be observed within the framework of these civilized relations," Putin said.

He emphasized that now we should all together "resolve the issue of legalization of political forces in Afghanistan, looking at what is happening in real life.

Putin also once again called the situation in Afghanistan disastrous.

"Of course, this is a very convenient moment for tramping on what has happened in Afghanistan, and on American policy. Indeed, it is a catastrophe, and it is true. These are not my words: these are the words of US analysts.

He says this is a catastrophe because "Americans, in general, are very pragmatic people, they have spent over $1.5 trillion on this campaign over the years, and the result is zero."

"If you look at the number of people abandoned in Afghanistan, working for the collective West, the U.S., and its allies, this is also a humanitarian disaster," the Russian president stressed.

Putin expressed the hope that "a realization will finally come that acting from the previous positions, and the previous positions were to 'civilize' other nations, to bring elements of modern civilization there on the model and likeness of those who do it, is a misguided policy."

"Democracy, if any people need it, the people will come to it on their own. There is no need to do it by violent means... Is this the end of Western hegemony? The point is for these lessons to be properly understood and for there to be a change in real policy. If any capital conclusions are made, then we may witness some global changes in world politics," the Russian leader summarized.

Earlier, Putin said that the result of the twenty-year U.S. presence in Afghanistan has been nothing but tragedies. "The result is zero, if not to say that everything has gone to minus," Putin assessed the stay of the Americans in Afghanistan.

Recall that on the night of August 31, the U.S. military withdrew from the airport in Kabul. The airport was taken over by the Taliban, which declared victory over the US and its NATO allies.

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