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| 18 May 2024, Saturday |

Putin on Afghanistan ‘Catastrophe’: Democracy Can’t be Imposed by Force

The United States has completed its 20-year-long military campaign in Afghanistan this week, which resulted in over 46,000 civilian deaths from all sides and the Taliban’s eventual takeover of power on 15 August.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the situation in Afghanistan that followed the Western troop withdrawal a “catastrophe” on Friday, saying that democracy couldn’t be imposed by force.

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  • Sputnik