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6 Sep, 2009 18:35

“Afghan war has to be ended through negotiation”

There’s no military solution to the Afghan war, as the Soviet Union found out in the late 1980s. The conflict has to be ended through negotiation, University of Kent professor Richard Sakwa told RT.

Russian skies are now open to US military planes destined for Afghanistan.The agreement was signed during Barack Obama's visit to Moscow this past July, and is aimed at helping the peacekeeping effort.

The new transport route is set to become an alternative to the increasingly dangerous passage through Pakistan.

It is also seen as an opportunity for the US and Russia to improve relations.