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Russia International | Videos  | 18.11.21

Putin Gave Order to Evacuate Russians From Afghanistan [Video]

Russian Ministry of Defence, on behalf of the country’s President, Vladimir Putin, announced its intention to take 380 people out of Afghanistan.  “Currently, there are three IL-76 military transport aircraft […] that have delivered humanitarian cargo to the Kabul airport and are boarding evacuated citizens,” the Ministry said. In addition to Russians, citizens of Belarus,

US Special Envoy Discussed Common Interests in Afghanistan With Russian Counterpart

The new US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, discussed common interests in Afghanistan with Russian officials and shared an understanding of the need for the Taliban to deliver on their international commitments.   Met today in Moscow with Special Presidential Representative Kabulov and Security Council Deputy Secretary Venediktov. Discussed shared interests in Afghanistan and need

Russia to Send Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan This Month

In November 2021, Russia will launch special flights to deliver a large batch of humanitarian cargo to Afghanistan and will take out Russian citizens on return flights, as stated by the Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov.  “Now we are preparing to organize special flights here [to Afghanistan], on which a large batch of humanitarian

Russia Blamed EU and US for Keep Freezing Afghan Assets

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

Russia is Scheduling Repatriation Flight From Afghanistan  

Russia is currently working on scheduling a specific date for a repatriation flight from Afghanistan for Russian citizens, according to the Russian Ambassador to Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov.   “We are now working on it, working on a specific date,” the Ambassador specified. As reminded, the participants of the Moscow-format consultations (Russia, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,

Today: Russian Foreign Ministry Holds Talks With Taliban

Representatives of the new Afghan government from the Taliban movement have arrived in Moscow today, on October 20, along with delegates from ten other regional powers for consultations. The delegation is headed by the Deputy Head of the interim Afghan government, Abdul Salam Hanafi, and includes the Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. The meeting

Pentagon Announced Plans to Use Russian Bases in Afghan Counterterrorism Missions

US Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Mark Milley, told lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Biden administration is currently in talks about using Russian bases in Central Asia to combat terrorism in Afghanistan. The talks were held considering the military bases in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik reports.  As

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

NATO Official Calls on Russia to Stop Terrorism in Afghanistan

The NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, said that Russia and China should play a role in preventing terrorism from spreading in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of foreign troops, Sputnik reports.   “I strongly agree that the whole international community, including Russia and China, needs to work to prevent Afghanistan from being a place where terrorist groups can