He met us Army General VI Varennikov, Ambassador Yuri Vorontsov, Colonel General Boris Gromov and the representatives of the Afghan leadership. Assessing the current situation, we came to the conclusion that should save time, you need to quickly bring to the position on the route Kabul - Termez 40th Afghan army, and from 15 January to begin the withdrawal and Central groups. The next day we took the president Najibullah. We reported about this decision and assured that the air bridge will act, moreover, for some time remain in Afghanistan, Army General VI Varennikov and Soviet advisers to the Afghan army. Some commended the MA Gareeva and President Najibullah turned to me with a request to forward it to Mahmoud Akhmetovich advisor. Returning to Moscow, of the request, I reported to Mikhail Gorbachev. Soon MA Gareeva seconded to Kabul, assigning him the rank of "General of the Army."