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Russian President Vladimir Putin Calls Italian PM Mario Draghi, Discusses Afghanistan Situation Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Wednesday (22/9) to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Quoted from the Xinhua page, Thursday (23/9/2021), both sides expressed their intention to work together to prevent terrorism. Apart from that, there are also efforts to prevent extremism, and drug-related crimes, the Kremlin said in a press release. They stressed the importance of fostering intra-Afghan dialogue, taking into account the interests of all population groups. Vladimir Putin informed Draghi about the results of the Collective Security Treaty Organization summit, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit and the joint meeting of the two groups held last week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Leaders discussed post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan, including this year's Group of 20 efforts, led by Italy. Vladimir Putin: 20-year US campaign in Afghanistan ends in tragedy Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that the 20-year US occupation resulted in sheer tragedy and loss for Washington and the Afghan people. The 20-year US campaign in Afghanistan ended in tragedy and Washington achieved nothing, Vladimir Putin said, adding that the efforts of US troops to instill their norms in Afghanistan were futile. Speaking on Wednesday at a meeting with youth in the city of Vladivostok to mark the start of the school year, he said: "American troops have been present in the region (Afghanistan) for 20 years, and during those 20 years they have been trying – this is to say without offending anyone – to civilizing local people, but in fact, to impose their norms and standards of living in the broadest sense of this word, including the political organization of society." "The only outcome is tragedy and loss for those who did it (the US) and especially for the people living in Afghanistan. It is a zero result, if not negative." It is the "impossibility of imposing something from the outside". The Russian leader has a track record of criticizing Western countries for trying to impose their values on non-Western nations, and Moscow has frequently criticized US policies in Afghanistan, which is currently under Taliban control. The Taliban have surprised Western leaders and observers with their rapid progress ahead of the US withdrawal on August 31. Last week, pentingnya togel data dalam prediksi hasil Putin said Russia would not interfere in Afghanistan and that Moscow had learned from the Soviet occupation of the country. Moscow was embroiled in a 10-year war in Afghanistan that ended with the withdrawal of Soviet troops in 1989. Putin also complained about Western countries trying to house Afghan refugees in the Central Asian country allied with Moscow, fearing radical Islam would spread to countries friendly to him. At the same time, Moscow is cautiously optimistic about the new leadership in Kabul, saying it will not interfere in internal affairs. However, even within the country, the Taliban is still listed as a terrorist organization.