The Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that terrorist groups in Afghanistan pose a serious threat to the neighboring countries. “The situation in Afghanistan is complicated. After the withdrawal of U.S. troops, the transition of power to the Taliban happened, who are now establishing their own order, their own rules,” Putin said at a meeting with the chiefs of the secret services of the CIS countries.
He underscored that, along with the Taliban, other international terrorist organizations are present in Afghanistan, including the Islamic State. According to Putin, militants with experience in fighting from Iraq and Syria are actively moving to the country.
“Therefore, it is possible that terrorists may try to destabilize the situation in neighboring states, including the CIS countries, right up to the launching of direct expansion,” he said.