The Sun: Russia wants to get American weapons from the Taliban

A number of U.S. military analysts suggest that Russia is planning to retrieve weapons left behind by the U.S. army during its flight from Afghanistan in 2021. According to Western media, the Taliban (traffic is prohibited in the Russian Federation) got into the hands of a huge amount of weapons that the US military did not have time to take out during their retreat.

The arrival of Taliban delegations to Moscow last year, according to The Sun newspaper, may indicate the establishment of contacts between Russia and the current government of Afghanistan, which came to power in 2021. Representatives of Kabul are actively interested in Russian oil and grain, and in return they can share American weapons with Moscow.

Putin knows that the Taliban are in possession of weapons and equipment, including those seized from the US military. These weapons would be very useful to the Russian army in the zone of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. In Kabul, they are somewhat surprised by Moscow's proposal, but they are already discussing it in earnest

writes The Sun.

According to the most modest estimates, weapons worth $77 billion have been left in Afghanistan. American analysts suggest that the Taliban are in possession of up to half a million small arms and up to 50 armored vehicles from the former Pentagon arsenals. The US military also left 000 Black Hawk helicopters, 33 fighter jets and 23 heavy transport aircraft in the country. Even if some of these weapons have been destroyed, the Taliban still have an impressive arsenal that they can share with Russia in exchange for oil and food.
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  1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 25 January 2023 12: 26
    The idea is good, but somewhat belated. There was information that valuable weapons had already been bought by China, which immediately after the US left, began to cooperate with the Taliban
    1. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
      EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 25 January 2023 14: 35
      It is unlikely that the Yankees supplied something advanced there. It seems to be a matter of quantity. Armored cars, weapons, ammunition, and you never know what else was sent there. Now everything is necessary and will not be superfluous.
      1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 26 January 2023 10: 07
        The Amers do not supply something advanced to Ukraine either, the Yankees themselves have the latest weapons in limited quantities and, of course, they will not be scattered to the right and left.
    2. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
      whitebeard 26 January 2023 17: 03
      Well, these are samples. Here we are talking about mass deliveries.
  2. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 25 January 2023 13: 03
    There is nothing surprising. Some new technologies and technical solutions are very useful for us, but the West will not sell them to us for any money. Why don't we just "lick" them? China has been very successful in this regard. And in general, stop playing fair with the West - the score will not be in our favor. And where would we be if all the great (and not so great) scientists would patent their discoveries, and who would need them (scientists).
  3. Yuriy_7 Offline Yuriy_7
    Yuriy_7 (Yuri) 25 January 2023 13: 18
    Each armored car is equipped with a Taliban crew, and to the Donbass !!! Let's show the Bandera and Americans Kuskin's mother!
    1. Seal Offline Seal
      Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 26 January 2023 12: 01
      Judging by what a fantastic number of abandoned armored vehicles the author cited - up to 50, the Taliban simply will not have enough manned crews for all armored vehicles. Although, the numbers with the short word "to" are very crafty. After all, 000 (one) armored car also falls into the range of "up to 1".
      But the number 50 is no longer included. hi
  4. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 26 January 2023 06: 54
    American weapons are largely advertised, since the time of the Great Patriotic War they have not encountered force, except in Vietnam and Korea, against our fighters they simply disgraced themselves with their unreliability, and in our time there will be little sense, and the computer filling will always be capricious, comfortable Yes,,,,,but,,,,not reliable
  5. Yaroslav_Wise Offline Yaroslav_Wise
    Yaroslav_Wise (Yaroslav) 26 January 2023 08: 21
    It is not in vain that the West and Europe legalize (or seek to do so) hard drugs. Result on the face! Only after a cocktail of illegal drugs can it occur to voice such nonsense. And in order to believe this, it is necessary that as many citizens as possible use such cocktails.
    1. ocean969 Online ocean969
      ocean969 (Leonid) 26 January 2023 12: 02
      Completely agree with you, complete nonsense. Why does Russia need this American rubbish? Make yourself problems with supplies and consumables. Americans think too highly of themselves and their weapons, they will have to land.
  6. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 26 January 2023 12: 22
    Using American weapons is unlikely. But, for studying the weapons of the enemy, it is the most. So, single copies can redeem.
  7. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 26 January 2023 17: 58
    The United States supplied weapons to Afghanistan, far from "super-duper"! So what is there to "want"? There is nothing ! What kind of "bullshit" is not launched around the "light"!
  8. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 26 January 2023 18: 14
    And the Taliban themselves would not interfere in the conflict zone between Russia and the West)) Exactly the same as the North Koreans, Cubans, Syrians, Chinese, Iranians and our other partners. It's time to take a coalition against Satanism!!!
  9. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 27 January 2023 01: 35
    Mercenaries from Latin America and the Middle East can be equipped with this weapon.