Russia FM Lavrov says U.S. should stop deceiving itself on Afghanistan issue because everyone is aware of “mission failure”


MOSCOW – Russia‘s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that the United States had “failed” in its mission in Afghanistan, as Taliban insurgents make lightning gains and foreign forces pull their remaining troops from the country.

US President Joe Biden has tried to paint the withdrawal of foreign troops in “the most positive colours”, Lavrov said in Uzbekistan, according to Russian news agencies, “but everyone understands that the mission failed“.