Currently, Russia does not cooperate with Afghanistan in the military-technical field. All statements that Russian specialists are copying US equipment abandoned in Afghanistan are nothing more than groundless speculation. This was stated by the press secretary of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) of Russia Valeria Reshetnikova, RIA Novosti reports.
“Any speculation that our specialists may be involved in copying any American technology have no grounds,” she replied, commenting on Trump’s words. Reshetnikova also emphasized that “the world is again being forced to watch its favorite series called“ highly likely ”.”
The English-language combination highly likely, meaning “highly likely”, became popular in 2018 after former British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to the House of Commons. Subsequently, the expression began to be used in connection with the investigation into the poisoning of a former GRU employee Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England.
Earlier, former US President Donald Trump said that Russia and China have dismantled and are studying the Apache attack helicopters abandoned by the United States in Afghanistan and will soon create their best equipment. According to the former American leader, the United States, when leaving Afghanistan, “broke several old helicopters”, which now belong to the “enemies of the United States” – Russia and China.