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Envoy says Russia's clout in Afghanistan rises

AP  |  Moscow 

A senior Russian says that because "completely failed" in Afghanistan, this has opened the way for to expand its in the country.

Zamir Kabulov, Vladimir Putin's for Afghanistan, says many Afghans now view as an that could help advance political process despite the Soviet

Kabulov told in an interview on Wednesday that the US has "completely failed" in He argued that it's in the US interests to withdraw its troops as quickly as possible and focus on financial assistance to the to help the post-war recovery.

Last week, a meeting in brought together Afghan former officials, opposition igures and the but sidelined

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 20:10 IST