Afghanistan’s First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum in his visit to Russia called on the country’s officials for support in fight against terrorism which was welcomed by a number of Russian officials including the country’s defense minister Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu.
While talking to Radio Azadi by telephone, Dostum’s spokesman Sultan Faizy said that Russia is evaluating the situation in Afghanistan to “see what they can help with.”
“The Russian side is committed to support and help Afghanistan in terms of helping its air and military forces.”
“We’re lacking air support, weapons, ammunition. We need a lot of backing and support to fight against terrorism.” He added.
(The Kabul Times): Thousands of supporters of the First Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum and members of National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan gathered in the northern Mazar-e-Sharif city urging the president to promote the General to the rank of Marshal in recognition of his services in the war against enemies and terrorists.
MAIMANA – The first vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday after wearing military uniform had been fighting rebels in northwestern Faryab province and leading the first military operation against insurgents.
Last week, Dostum during his trip to Faryab had said that he did not go there to create militia groups but he was guiding Afghan forces and local people against insurgents.
“I am in civil clothes with you. If Taliban do not stop fighting I would destroy them in civilian clothes,” Dostum had said. But today, he was in front of his forces in a military uniform.