August 24, 2017 / 12:58 PM / a year ago

Russia says Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan is 'dead end'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow believes that Washington’s bet on using of force in U.S. President Donald Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan is “a dead end”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference on Thursday.

Trump has approved an extended American presence in Afghanistan, although neither he nor his military leaders have provided any specifics about troop numbers or timelines.

Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin

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