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As this war contributed to the downfall of the Soviet Union, one would think that Putin would want vengeance:
Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says: The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what, if anything, to do about an explosive intelligence assessment.” By Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Michael Schwirtz, June 26, 2020, 3:48 p.m. ET, New York Times: http://archive.vn/8TmG4
“Russia offered bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan, NBC News confirms” https://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/russia-offered-bounties-to-kill-american-soldiers-in-afghanistan-nbc-news-confirms-86242885983
“Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Accuses Russia Of Aiding Taliban” March 26, 2018·3:46 AM ET, NPR: https://archive.vn/d54yh
“In clockwise order: Ronald Reagan; Gust Avrakotos; Muhammad Omar Babarakzai; Mohammad Ghafoor Yousefzai; Habib-Ur-Rehman Hashemi; Farida Ahmadi; Mir Niamatullah and Gul Mohammad.
Original caption: “C12820-32, President Reagan meeting with Afghan Freedom Fighters to discuss Soviet atrocities in Afghanistan. 2/2/83.” — Ronald Reagan Library
Present: Mir Ne’ Matollag, Habib-Ur-Rehman Hashemi, Gol-Mohammed, Omar Babrakzai, Mohammed Suaffor Yousofzai, Farida Ahmadi
Caption: Meeting with a group of Afghan Freedom Fighters, Mujahideen, to discuss Soviet atrocities in Afghanistan, especially the September 1982 massacre of 105 Afghan villagers in Lowgar Province.
2 February 1983”
Public domain via – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reagan_sitting_with_people_from_the_Afghanistan-Pakistan_region_in_February_1983.jpg