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Former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, urged Russia to help liberate his country from the US occupation

Summary of Disinformation

The former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, made his contribution at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion club in Sochi. He asked Russia and Vladimir Putin, who was present personally, to help him to liberate Afghanistan from US occupation.

Disproof

The alleged request for Russia to help Afghanistan to free itself from US occupation did not occur. Hamid Karzai, in his speech at the Valdai Discussion Club, did criticize US policy in Afghanistan and appealed to the United States to reflect on the current situation and to try to figure out how to solve their current ineffective Afghanistan policy.

Hamid Karzai (according to the Kremlin webpage): "The way forward is this: the United States of America in Afghanistan must begin to re-engage in a new contact with Afghan people. Two: the United States in Afghanistan must begin to re-engage with our neighbours and big powers of the world – that means our neighbours, that means China, that means Russia, that means India – on a clear, transparent platform of objectives. And with this in mind, the international community must support the Afghan mechanism for the resolution of the problems that we have."

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Reported in: Issue 86
Date: 24.10.2017
Language: Czech
Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Russia, US
Reported by: European Values
Keywords: Valdai Club, Hamid Karzai, Occupation, Vladimir Putin
Disinforming outlet: novarepublika.cz
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