Moscow blames Europe and the US to keep Kabul’s financial assets frozen, as became clear from the statement of the Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov.
“We are talking about the country’s assets, not those of the Taliban movement that is currently in power […] As far as we know, over $8 billion out of the total $9 billion in assets are in the US, while $1.5 billion remain frozen in Europe. This is absolutely revolting, the assets must be unfrozen,” Kabulov said.
According to the Taliban government, about $9-$10 billion in Afghan funds have been frozen in Western banks. The current government asked the US and about 15 European countries to unfreeze the funds, but there was no response, according to the Afghan government spokesman.