The Taliban: Afghanistan does not pose a threat to the security of the countries of the region, including Russia. The Taliban (the movement is recognized as a terrorist and banned in Russia) assured that it does not pose a threat to neighboring countries, including Russia.
This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Culture and Information in the interim Afghan government formed by the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, reports TASS.
He noted that the authorities “are responsible for ensuring security in every part of Afghanistan for the sake of the stability of the country.”
On August 15, 2021, the Taliban took power in Kabul. Despite the fact that other countries do not recognize the legitimacy of the new government, the Taliban rule Afghanistan de facto. Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov pointed out that Moscow needs to cooperate with the Taliban. “The Taliban, no matter how one treats them, is a reality from which there is no escape. Therefore, we must work with them where it meets our interests and where it is required to solve the tasks facing Russia,” the diplomat said.