Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov called the approach of the militants of the radical Taliban (prohibited in the Russian Federation) in the issue of ensuring the security of the Russian diplomatic mission in Kabul is positive and businesslike. He stated this in the air radio station “Echo of Moscow”.
“We need to first resolve the security issues of the embassy and my team here so that everything will be fine. There are just details that need to be worked out. Their approach is clear, good, positive, businesslike. I see no obstacles so that we do not find mutual understanding on all the details, ”he stressed.
Earlier Zhirnov called the Taliban, guarding the Russian diplomatic mission in Kabul, adequate men. “Now we are guarded by the Taliban, a large detachment. They made a very good impression on us, adequate men, well armed, stood along the outer perimeter of the embassy so that no one could penetrate us – no terrorist, no madman, ”Zhirnov said.
On August 15, the Taliban announced the establishment of control throughout Afghanistan. Now administration of Afghanistan has been transferred to a temporary council that will hand over power to the Taliban. The new council includes the head of the Supreme Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah and former President Hamid Karzai. President Ashraf Ghani left the country.