Russia ‘gifts’ 10,000 AK-47s to Afghanistan Move comes as an attempt to counter NATO’s influence in Afghanistan

President Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – Russia has provided 10,000 AK-47s to the Kabul government, in an attempt to counter NATO’s influence in Afghanistan. The Afghan National Security Forces received a “gift” of 10,000 automatic rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition on Wednesday, according to Alexander Mantytskiy, Russia’s ambassador to Afghanistan.

Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar thanked Russia for the support, saying the measure represents a deep friendship between the two nations. He added that the latest supply of rifles and ammunition is in line with the strategic agreement signed with Russia.

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