OREANDA-NEWS. The hasty withdrawal of the United States and its allies from Afghanistan is like a flight. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the SCO summit, speaking via videoconference. His words are quoted by TASS.

At present, according to the head of state, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) faces the task of pursuing a common agreed line. It is necessary to act, given the serious risks associated with the aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan, Putin added.

Earlier, the Russian president said that the decision to withdraw the Western coalition troops from Afghanistan was "hasty, to put it mildly." The head of state added that the situation in the CSTO area of ​​responsibility is unstable - it carries a large number of risks to the security of a number of countries.

Putin noted that the situation in the CSTO area of ​​responsibility is extremely unstable, as a result of which it has a large number of risks to the security of several countries.

According to Putin, in the current situation it is important to coordinate the actions of different states and to be united.

Vladimir Putin is taking part in a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council via videoconference, because he was forced to go into self-isolation due to cases of coronavirus in his environment. The President explained that the identified cases of infection are "not one, not two", but several dozen.

Earlier, Putin announced the disaster in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops. According to him, American analysts are also talking about the catastrophe in the country. This happened due to the fact that the US authorities have invested more than $ 1.5 trillion in the military campaign over the years, but the result turned out to be zero, the president said.