Voice of America quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director John Herbst on speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin would send Russian troops to Afghanistan: 

Ex officials have also urged caution. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst said he thought it was “highly unlikely” that Putin would send Russian forces back into Afghanistan, “but he’s been so unpredictable, you can’t absolutely rule it out.”

“Putin represents certain predispositions of the Russian security class, but I think he’s actually proved [to be], more so than the average, a risk taker,” added Herbst, who is now with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center.

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