Afghanistan Soviet troops

October 15, 2012 - 10:34 AM
Russian ambassador Andrey Avetisyan announces that Russia is appealing to the Afghan authorities to provide information on 200 Soviet troops listed as missing since Soviet forces ended their occupation of Afghanistan in 1989 during a press conference at the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct 15, 2012. A Russian veterans group says 265 soldiers are still unaccounted for. About 20 are thought to have resettled in other countries after they deserted, while 30-40 may still be in Afghanistan or Pakistan. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)