Russian special operation in Ukraine
Part of the former Afghan special forces joined the Nazi groups in Ukraine. This was stated by the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Afghanistan, Director of the Second Department of Asia of the Russian Foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov.
“So, these special forces, some of them join the ISIS (the ISIS group is banned in the Russian Federation) and fight – like in Iraq, like in Syria <...> And the other part of these former special forces, like mercenaries, for money, apparently, they they promised, because you have to live on something – they join the Ukrainian Nazis, ”Kabulov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.” According to him, at the moment, about 110,000 soldiers from Afghanistan “hang out between their homeland and waiting for permission to enter the United States”, joining banned groups. “Although, apparently, no one is going to give them any permission – this is an absolutely boorish manner of the Americans,” the diplomat concluded.
Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine at the end of February. The President of Russia called its main task the protection of the residents of Donbass, who have been bullied by the national battalions and the Armed Forces of Ukraine for eight years. It was reported that Afghan citizens are being recruited to participate in hostilities on the side of the Kyiv regime in Iran. Earlier, criminal cases were initiated against the militants of the national battalion participating in a special operation in Ukraine under articles on extremism and mercenarism. In particular, the Supreme Court of Russia recognized the Ukrainian battalion “Azov” (an extremist organization banned on the territory of the Russian Federation) as a terrorist organization and banned its activities in the country at the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office.