CONVERSATION OF THE CHIEF OF THE SOVIET MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP IN AFGHANISTAN, LT. GEN. GORELOV, WITH H. AMINCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationConversation of the chief of the Soviet military advisory group in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Gorelov, with H. Amin in which Amin again asks for Soviet troops to help boost the morale of the people of Afghanistan"Conversation of the chief of the Soviet military advisory group in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Gorelov, with H. Amin" August 11, 1979, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, As cited in Znamya, no. 4, 1991, from the Archives of the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110028
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On August 11 a conversation with Amin took place at his request. During the meeting special attention was paid to the request for the arrival of Soviet sub-units in the DRA.
H. Amin convincingly asked me to inform the Soviet leadership about the necessity of quickly dispatching Soviet sub-units to Kabul. He repeated several times that "the arrival of Soviet troops will significantly raise our moral spirit, will inspire even greater confidence and calm."
Further he said, "It is possible that the Soviet leaders worry that their adversaries in the world will view that as interference in the domestic affairs of the DRA. But I assure you that we are a sovereign and independent state and solve all our problems independently. Your troops will not participate in combat actions. They will be used only in moments that are critical for us. I think that we will need the Soviet sub-units until spring."