In Afghanistan, as the U.S. military withdraws and the rebel Taliban intensifies its offensive, Russian troops begin military exercises with Central Asian countries concerned about the aftermath, and their military influence in the region. I am trying to strengthen it further.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban are intensifying their offensive and security is rapidly deteriorating as US troops withdraw toward the end of this month.

In Central Asian countries bordering Afghanistan, there is growing concern that terrorists will flow into their own countries and have an impact.

Under these circumstances, on the 5th, Russian troops began exercises with Tajikistan troops and Uzbekistan troops at a training ground in Tajikistan near the border with Afghanistan.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, more than 2,500 soldiers are participating in the exercise, and tanks and drones are also being introduced, so it seems that cooperation is confirmed assuming the invasion of terrorists. Can be done.

Russian Army Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov told Uzbekistan on the 5th, "We are coordinating the additional supply of weapons and military equipment. We will improve the performance of military equipment and provide training for soldiers." Russia is trying to further strengthen its military influence in Central Asia as the US military withdraws from Afghanistan.