Is Ukraine going to become the Afghanistan of Europe?



The Russian attack on Ukraine has been compared to either the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 or the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The Soviet Union had to return after defeat within 10 years and in the second case, America had to return after 20 years without achieving anything. In both cases the defeat was done by the attacking country.



So can Ukraine be like Afghanistan after the US attack or post Soviet attack?

Some influential figures in America want Russia to be trapped in Ukraine in the same way as the Soviet Union was trapped in Afghanistan, after which the invading army was heavily defeated and after 10 years they had to leave Afghanistan and return. He argues that the US and NATO will arm and train volunteers and non-governmental actors in the same way that these countries prepared the mujahideen to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, the same thing will happen here. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a recent interview, "Remember, the Russians invaded Afghanistan in 1980.



It didn't end well for the Russians. The truth is a very inspired, well funded and armed rebellion basically drove the Russians out of Afghanistan." Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan on 24 December 1979, and after being there for 10 years, they had to flee their country after their defeat in 1989. The Soviet Union signed an agreement with the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in 1988 after failing to impose its own rule in Afghanistan, and the withdrawal of Soviet troops was completed on February 15, 1989.



US President Joe Biden In the recent 'State of the Union' address, it was also pointed towards adopting this policy. In that speech, he said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have to pay a long-term price for attacking Ukraine. Chicago-based author Branco Marstic, who has written a popular book on Biden, says that there are many voices currently being heard in Washington. One of them is that Russia should be trapped in the quagmire of Ukraine. In an l interview , he says, "I think there are differences of opinion between politicians on both sides (the Republicans and the Democratic Party) and officials in Biden's administration. But this (keeping Russia trapped in Ukraine) is certain. Obviously the preferred option for some people. We know the Biden administration has been clearly planning for this kind of outcome since at least last December."



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