A delegation from the political office of the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) arrived in Moscow for talks. It is reported by RIA News with reference to the official representative of the movement Suheil Shahin.
“The delegation arrived in Moscow this morning. The visit will last two days, ”the agency quoted him as saying.
A day earlier, it became known that negotiations had begun between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the situation in Afghanistan is rapidly deteriorating. The minister linked this with the withdrawal of American troops from the country. One way or another, Moscow will continue to fulfill its obligations under the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and will do everything possible to suppress the aggression.
The situation in Afghanistan became especially tense after the US and NATO countries began an official withdrawal of troops from Afghan territories on May 1. US President Joe Biden said the US military would leave the country completely by 9/11. Turkey plans to ensure security, in particular, of the airport of the capital of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of American troops.
Meanwhile, the militants of the radical Taliban movement are moving further and further to the borders of Tajikistan. Militants attacked servicemen near the border and seized three checkpoints, while Afghan soldiers retreated into Tajik territory. In this regard, politicians and experts have concerns that Russia will face an influx of refugees from Central Asia. On July 8, the Taliban hoisted their flag on the bridge between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.