Contents tagged with Taliban

  • International Economic Forum Russia – Islamic World kicks off in Tatarstan; Taliban, Iran, Turkey among honored guests

    The 15th International Economic Forum "Russia – Islamic World", known as the Kazan Forum, is underway in Tatarstan. The program features 125 thematic sessions across 12 different directions and will continue until 19 May.

    The goal of the 15th Kazan Forum is "to provide a platform for leading international experts in economics and finance from the Islamic world to strengthen ties between member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Russian Federation in economic, …

  • Taliban officials to attend economic forum in Russia despite terror designation

    Representatives from the Taliban, labeled a terrorist organization, will once again visit Russia as part of a delegation to the "Russia - Islamic World: KazanForum" economic forum. The forum will include Afghanistan's Minister of Civil Aviation and Transport and the Minister of Industry and Trade, as well as "around a hundred business community representatives." All are members of the government formed by the Taliban after seizing Kabul and gaining full control over Afghanistan. The delegation …

  • Russia intends to invest in Taliban

    A group of Russian investors visited Afghanistan to discuss joint projects with the Taliban militants who seized power in the country.

    According to the Moscow Times, Inamullah Samangani, an official representative of the Taliban, reported about the meeting with the delegation from Russia.

    According to him, the Russians met with Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi and discussed the possibility of oil and gas production, construction of oil refineries, as well as the production …

  • Russia rejects Taliban's invitation to Afghanistan’s government inauguration

    Russia rejected the Taliban’s invitation to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the new government of Afghanistan, said the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.

    "No, Russia will not take part in any way," he said.

    According to Peskov, it is important for Moscow to understand what further steps the current Afghan leadership will take.

    Peskov also said that no one, including Russia, benefited from the Taliban coming to power in …

  • Putin suggests bringing Taliban into ‘family of civilized nations’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed a desire to establish ties with the Taliban militants who captured Afghanistan.

    "Russia is not interested in Afghanistan’s disintegration . If this happens, then there will be no one to talk to. And if this is so, then we need to think about the fact that the sooner the Taliban enters, so to speak, into the family of civilized nations, the easier it will be to contact, communicate and somehow influence them, " said Putin at the plenary session of the …

  • Kremlin: Taliban want Russia to help develop the Afghanistan’s natural resources

    The Taliban would like Russia's participation in the development of the Afghan economy, including mining, transport and energy projects, said on the talk show "Solovyov Live" the Russian ambassador in Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov.

    "The Taliban are open to our participation in the economy, including the development of natural resources," he said, adding that now this is a question for Russian business.

    The Taliban, according to Zhirnov, are interested in "establishing trade and economic cooperation," …

  • Taliban claim Russia and China support them

    Russia and China are supporting the Taliban, which seized Afghanistan on August 15, said official representative of the Islamist group Suhail Shaheen at a press conference in Kabul.

    "The Taliban is the political and military force of Afghanistan. This is reality, and they (Russia and China) support this," Shaheen said.

    He stressed that this is not financial support.

    It is noteworthy that Russia is officially recognizes the Taliban as a terrorist group. This decision was made by the Supreme …

  • Russia deploys S-300 missile systems to Afghanistan border

    Russia continues to strengthen its troops near Afghanistan border, despite the assurances of the Russian Foreign Ministry that it is possible to negotiate with the Taliban and claims of the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu that the Taliban promised not to cross the border.

    On Tuesday, the Russian military in Tajikistan began a new series of exercises, Interfax reports with reference to the press service of the Central Military District.

    About a thousand soldiers from the 201st military …

  • Russia deploys troops and tanks to Afghanistan border

    Russia has deployed tanks and troops to the border with Afghanistan, where the Taliban continues the offensive.

    Tank crews from the 201st military base in Tajikistan made a 200-kilometer march from the Lyaur training ground to the Kharb-Maydon training ground bordering Afghanistan, Interfax reports with reference to the press service of the Russian Central Military District.

    Russian tank units will take part in joint exercises with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which are scheduled for August 5-10 …

  • Russia denies supporting Taliban

    The Russian embassy in Afghanistan says that local media reports that Russia is assisting the Taliban are nothing but speculation and sensationalism.

    “After the recent visit by a delegation of the Qatar Taliban office to Moscow, the Russian Embassy in Kabul has drawn attention to the appearance in the Afghan press of more baseless accusations that Russia is supporting the Taliban,” the embassy said in a statement on its Facebook page.

    The embassy cites two example articles, one of which was …