Tajikistan Calls for Russian Military Aid on Afghanistan Border

Tajikistan Calls for Russian Military Aid on Afghanistan Border


Tajikistan asked the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) — a Russian-led military alliance of former Soviet republics — for help in securing its border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, citing advances by the Taliban terror group following a Western troop withdrawal from Kabul.

“Tajikistan, as the country with the longest border with Afghanistan, is taking all possible measures to maintain the situation, to meet the threats and challenges coming from that country,” Hasan Sultanov, the Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the CSTO, said at a meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council on July 7.

“However, given the situation in the region, as well as the fact that certain parts of the border with Afghanistan are in hard-to-reach mountainous areas, it becomes difficult to overcome this problem alone,” Sultanov said, as quoted by Armenia’s state-run news agency Armenpress.

Sultanov said Tajikistan’s border situation requires “an adequate response by the CSTO,

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