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Karzai seeks assistance for Afghanistan at Russian summit
| Updated at: 0644 PST, Thursday, August 19, 2010|
SOCHI: Afghan president Hamid Karzai sought Russian president Dmitry Medvedev’s help for his country yesterday – two decades after Moscow ended a disastrous conflict there that cost the lives of about 15,000 Soviet troops.
Russia’s foreign minister said Moscow was in talks with Nato and Afghanistan on a plan to send helicopters to help fight insurgents, but no firm deals emerged from the summit with Karzai and Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari.
“Afghanistan will need the support of friends and from great countries like Russia,” Karzai told his host.