President of Russia offers to help train the Afghan Police

From The Times September 1, 2008

President Medvedev of Russia offers to help train the Afghan police

Jeremy Page in Camp Bastion

Russia is planning to send members of its security forces to train their counterparts in Afghanistan for the first time since the Soviet Union withdrew from the country in 1989, The Times has learnt.

At a meeting with President Karzai in Tajikistan last week President Medvedev offered to send 225 Russian police officers to help to train the Afghan National Police (ANP), according to Afghan officials. Mr Karzai, who met the Russian leader at a summit of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation on Thursday, accepted his offer and the details are being discussed, the officials said.

The Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed that there was a verbal agreement, and an official at the Russian Embassy said that there could be more information later this week.
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Aaah, look Abdullah, the Russians are back; forget those Westerners, we've got scores to settle with these b@stards!

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