Russia is Not Planning to Negotiate With New Afghan Government Yet

Russia will continue to closely monitor the development of the Afghan situation after the announcement of the composition of its new government, as stated by the Russian Presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.   

“Contacts are being made through our embassy in Kabul, contacts that are necessary to ensure the security of our diplomats and on other technical issues. No other negotiations are planned yet. Now Russia, like the vast majority of countries, will closely monitor the steps that the new government will take,” the Kremlin spokesman said.

It is noted that Peskov did not specify what conditions will affect the Russian position. According to him, “a threat to Russia can potentially arise from Afghanistan” from terrorist groups and drug traffickers.

It is reminded that on Tuesday, Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, announced the composition of the new Afghan government, which included only members of the radical movement, the vast majority of whom are Pashtuns. Meanwhile, the radicals clarified that the current composition of the Cabinet of Ministers is temporary.

Ru-Main, 08.09.2021

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