Tajikistan is hosting more than 6,000 Russian troops at the 201st military base of the Russian Ground Forces. This base is one of Russia’s few military sites on foreign soil. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier this month, “We will do everything we can to prevent any offensive aggression against our allies, including using the Russian military base on the Tajikistan border with Afghanistan.” Here, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, while addressing the Tajik army during a military exercise, said that the situation in Afghanistan remains critical. At the same time, he said that his country is fully prepared to face the possible threats coming from Afghanistan.
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Let us tell you that with the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban are taking a toll on the Afghan security forces. The Taliban claims to have captured a third of the districts, along with their former stronghold of Kandahar. On Wednesday, the Taliban captured one of Afghanistan’s major border crossings with Pakistan. According to the news agency Reuters, this is one of the most important objectives that the Taliban have achieved so far while moving rapidly across the country.
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