Russia's NATO Ambassador on Afghanistan Conference 'We Are Prepared to Cooperate'

Russia says it will support the West in Aghanistan, but it is also pleading for a more energetic fight against drugs. Dmitry Rogozin, Moscow's ambassador to NATO, tells SPIEGEL ONLINE why Russia feels the threat of Afghan heroin is greater than the one posed by the Taliban. He also warns against a Western failure in the Hindu Kush.
The wreckage of a Soviet tank in an abandoned field 100 kilometers from Kabul: "The West is repeating just about every mistake made by the Soviet Union."

The wreckage of a Soviet tank in an abandoned field 100 kilometers from Kabul: "The West is repeating just about every mistake made by the Soviet Union."

Foto: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/ AFP
Interview conducted by Benjamin Bidder
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