Russia and the European Union's approaches to post-conflict settlement in Afghanistan are much the same, said a high-ranking member of the Russian delegation participating in the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly. "Russia's stand on this issue has lately been widely supported and shared by almost every country," said the source. Russia's position is that military action should not spread outside Afghanistan and that the coalition government of the new Afghanistan must represent all of the country's ethnic groups. The government should also enjoy international support and have good relations with neighboring countries.
"There should be no Russian who goes to sleep without wondering if they're going to get their throat slit in the middle of the night,” Milley said