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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

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

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

Russian President Emphasized That Democracy Can’t be Imposed by Force 

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has called the situation in Afghanistan that followed the Western troop withdrawal a “catastrophe”, saying that democracy couldn’t be imposed by force, Sputnik reports. Speaking at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum, Putin said that if people needed democracy it will come to them naturally.  “The United Nations Organisation

Russia Expressed Concern About Situation With ISIS in Afghanistan

Terrorists from the “Islamic State” group are pulling together forces in Afghanistan, using an unjustified pause in negotiations. According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, the situation makes concerns to Russia, Interfax reports.    “It is important to pay attention to Afghanistan, where the ISIS members are actively pulling their forces, and they are

Russian President Warns World of Preventing Terrorists From Infiltrating Afghanistan’s Neighbouring Countries

According to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on a Friday’s joint press conference with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the world has to accept the realities of the situation in Afghanistan and come together to prevent the collapse of the entire state, RT reports.   “The Taliban control virtually the entire country, including the capital […]. This

Russia to Make Dialogue Instead of Sending Troops to Afghanistan 

Russia has no intention of deploying troops to Afghanistan or stepping up its military presence in the region in response to the Taliban’s takeover of the country, according to the deputy head of the country’s Foreign Ministry Alexander Pankin. The diplomat stated, there is currently no need to “escalate to demonstrate force”. However, Pankin noted,

Russian Foreign Ministry: Afghan Authorities Didn’t Strive to Fulfil Agreements With Taliban

The Afghan government did not strive to fulfil the agreements on dialogue with the radical Taliban movement, said the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, RIA Novosti reports.   “The Afghan government, the president, were not very actively striving to fulfil the existing agreements. What happened has happened. When politicians cannot work effectively, the risk of temptation