Russia for peaceful settlement of Afghan situation, will not send troops

Moscow: Russia will focus mainly on political and diplomatic efforts to establish and intra-Afghan dialogue and a peaceful settlement for the problems in that country, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev has said.
There is no reason to send Russian troops to Afghanistan, he said.
When asked whether to expect a Russian military contingent to enter Afghanistan in the way it was in Syria, Patrushev replied: “There are no prerequisites for this.”
According to Patrushev, for these purposes, in particular, the “Moscow format” has been created and is successfully working.
“In addition, we attach great importance to the coordinating role of the UN in international efforts for the Afghan settlement,” he added.