Moscow: Afghanistan Is Washington’s Failure, But Damage Is Mostly Reputational
The latest Washington’s decisions on Afghanistan can be viewed as a failure, but the US suffered a reputational damage rather than a real one, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview Thursday.
Publish date : 9/11/2021
Publish Time : 19:34:00
"If we talk about what happened in Afghanistan, it could hardly be called a success; actually, it was a failure. On the other hand, this is not the first failure endured by the Americans, and it is obvious that, from the standpoint of a pragmatic approach to the US interests, the damage is probably not too big. Rather, it was a reputational damage," Peskov said, TASS reported.
He noted that "all of us must see now what the next Taliban steps will be with consideration of the newly-established government".
The Taliban launched a large-scale operation to regain control over Afghanistan after the United States announced the withdrawal of its military personnel from the country.
On August 15, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stepped down and fled the country, while the Taliban forces swept into Kabul, meeting no resistance.
US service members fully withdrew from Afghanistan last week, ending their 20-year presence in the country.