astana - Russia wants to make a larger contribution to the monitoring of the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The extremist Taliban diving increasingly in the area.
President Vladimir Putin expressed his concerns about the situation Thursday in a meeting with his counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. The extremist Taliban insist more and more in Tajikistan, which has led repeatedly to fights.
Putin wants to send armed border guards, he said. He presented in July at a meeting on counter-terrorism over the threat of Tajikistan President Emomali Ragmon. Following that consultation Russia already sent some gunships to the border area.