Contents tagged with Taliban

  • 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 …

  • Taliban delegation visits Moscow after talks with the USA failed

    A delegation of the Afghan Taliban visited Moscow, where they held talks with the Russian President's special representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.

    During the talks, the Russian side stressed the need to resume negotiations between Washington and the Taliban. The Taliban, in turn, reaffirmed their readiness to continue the dialogue with Washington. Before that, the Taliban wants to strengthen its negotiating position, with the support of regional powers such as Russia, China, Iran, as …

  • Ukraine submitted a report to NATO on Russia’s ties to ISIS and Taliban

    The People's Deputy of Ukraine from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity" and head of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Iryna Friz, provided NATO leadership with a report on Russia's relations with Islamist terrorist groups, including the Islamic State.

    "During the NATO PA spring session in Tbilisi, I provided the Vice President of the organization, Rasa Jukneviciene, and each member of the national delegations with an analytical report on the Russian Federation’s …

  • Ukraine intends to prove that Russia supplies weapons to the Taliban

    Washington's allegations that Russia is supplying arms to the Taliban are unprofessional, and there are no grounds for such assertions. So says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    “As for the allegations of supplying arms to the Taliban, which come from the military in Washington and from the military that is leading the US group in the region, including Afghanistan under the command of General Nicholson, they are unprofessional statements and have no basis in …