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Russia wants Nato troops to stay

world Updated: Apr 19, 2012 23:26 IST

Russia’s foreign minister sharply criticised Nato’s plan to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014. “As long as Afghanistan is not able to ensure by itself the security in the country the artificial timelines of withdrawal are not correct and they should not be set,” Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Nato plans to hand over lead responsibility for the war against the Taliban to the Afghan army and police in the middle of the year and to withdraw its troops by 2014 end