The easiest way out for Western countries in the current situation is to go back to basics and declare Russia a threat again, according to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, RIA Novosti reported.
It is reminded that the situation in Afghanistan has become especially aggravated in recent weeks, with the Taliban attacks on large cities. When the Taliban entered Kabul and took over the presidential palace, the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, resigned and left the country. Soon after, the Taliban declared the end of the war in the country and promised to consider the form of government in the near future.
Later, Joe Biden said that Russia and China are interested in Washington pumping funds into Afghanistan indefinitely. Also, MEPs called on the EU to develop a new strategy for Afghanistan, taking into account the fact that Russia and China “can fill the political vacuum”.
“It is much easier to go back to basics – to declare Russia a threat. They tried their best, you know the rest, “we need to turn the page over, go ahead, China, however, bothers”, that is, in fact, the whole story,” Grushko said.
He also noted that for the European and American agendas “the war has become unpopular”.