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Karzai supports Russia over Crimea

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2014

Moving Finger writes Afghan future, and ‘having writ, Moves on’


Indian Punchline

25th March, 2014


On the face of it, Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s endorsement of the right of self-determination of the people of Crimea does not come as surprise because the principle is important to Kabul in its application to the Pashtuns who live on the Pakistani side of the Durand Line (which Afghanistan never recognized). But, having said that, Karzai is not a one-dimensional man.

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