Putin responds to RT’s question asking for his assessment of the outcome of the Afghanistan campaign.
🔥“It’s not in our interests to dwell upon the past, and talk about this as a failure. We’ve always been interested in a stable situation in Afghanistan.”
🔥“It is finally dawning on western politicians that you cannot impose on others your standards or political behaviour, because other people have their own specific cultural, religious and political traditions.”
🔥“You have to respect your partners, you have to be patient whether you want something, whether you like it or not. You must give these people the right to define their future.”
🔥“Whether you want democratization or not, you have to give them the right; you need to respect each other’s rights in the international arena.”