Source Pravda.Ru

Russia to Give Afghanistan $46 Million in Aid

This year Russia will extend to Afghanistan about $46 million for the restoration of peaceful life in that country, says the statement of the Russian delegation circulated on Saturday in Tokyo, where an international conference on Afghanistan is being held.

Russian aid will include gratuitous supplies of motor transport, communication means, spare parts, fuel and lubricants. It is also planned to assist Afghanistan in repairing several military-transport planes and helicopters and organizing preparatory courses for army officers.

Last year, Russia provided Afghanistan assistance in the amount of $30 million.

Assistance to Afghanistan, notes the statement of the Russian delegation, is based on the plans worked out by Afghanistan's transitional administration and backed by the UN, as well as Russia's partners in the G8. The statement also expresses the hope that Russian assistance "will contribute to the revival of a peaceful, independent and neutral Afghan state, living in accord with its neighbors and the rest of the world community."

Comments
Russia refuses to build helicopter carriers, but considers aircraft carriers
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
One step closer to a resolution in Syria
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Default more likely to hit American, rather than Russian economy
Russia refuses to build helicopter carriers, but considers aircraft carriers
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Terrorists attack police officers in Chechnya in a series of poorly prepared acts
Russia Must Die - The Deep State has Spoken
Oil prices may fall as USA saves record oil reserves
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind