Oct 15, 2021
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Putin urged not to rush to recognize the Taliban

There is an understanding of the need to interact with the Taliban (the Taliban is a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), but there is no need to rush to officially recognize them, Russian leader Vladimir Putin believes. RIA Novosti writes about it.

“There is no need for now to rush with the official recognition of the Taliban,” said the head of state, speaking at the Council of Heads of CIS countries.

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Putin has no plans to meet with the Taliban, who will arrive in Moscow for consultations in October.

Against the background of the withdrawal of the US military contingent from the country on August 15, militants of the Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) entered Kabul and within a few hours established full control over the city. In early September, the composition of the country’s interim government was announced under the leadership of Mohammad Hasan Akhund, who has been under UN sanctions for 20 years.

On October 12, an extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan was held, it was held in the format of a videoconference with the participation of representatives of the UN, IMF and the World Bank. The issues of humanitarian assistance to the Afghan population, the fight against terrorism and freedom of movement within Afghanistan were discussed.

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