Russia will work with the ‘banned’ Taliban, refused diplomatic evacuation

MOSCOW, ($1=73.40 Russian Rubles) – The press secretary of the Russian embassy in Kabul, Nikita Ishchenko, told Interfax that his country is ready to work with the transitional government of the Taliban in Afghanistan, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. Yesterday, in the middle of Sunday, it became clear that Russia will not evacuate its diplomatic mission in Kabul.

Nikita Ishchenko also confirmed that Moscow and today’s Kabul [Taliban government] are conducting an active political dialogue to continue existing contacts between Russia and Afghanistan. “[Russia] is very active,” Ishchenko said.

These Russian actions are interesting, especially in the domestic political aspect of Russian ideology. Russia has recognized the Taliban as terrorists for many years, and the organization is banned in Russia. The logical question arises: does Russia cooperate with a terrorist organization, and if so, does this mean that the Taliban movement is no longer a terrorist group under Russian law?

Nikita Ishchenko also confirmed to Interfax that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had left his homeland in the afternoon. BulgarianMilitary.com has information that this was one of the options for the future of the Afghan president and that his evacuation took place with a US military-controlled flight.

We remind you that yesterday, August 15, the Taliban finally took control of the country, and at noon they were on the outskirts of Kabul, and later in the day, they formed a transitional cabinet. The new president of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is called Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is the co-founder of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.

Earlier this month (July), US President Joe Biden categorically denied the possibility of taking control of Afghanistan, comparing the large “well-equipped Afghan army” and the Air Force (in fact, they are not well-equipped) with the Taliban and their staff at least five times smaller.

However, in the middle of last month, BulgarianMilitary.com was not influenced by Biden’s statement and made its prediction that in six months Kabul would fall and the new (old) Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan would appear, as it did.

Yesterday, we made a second prediction, and it states that in the coming months, the Taliban will acquire not only American equipment sold to the Afghan army but also control over the Afghan armed forces.

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