Russia and Afghanistan

Lavrov: Moscow do not recognize Taliban

Lavrov: Moscow do not recognize Taliban

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the issuance of accreditation to a diplomat from the government of the Taliban movement banned in Russia does not mean their official recognition. "This does not mean …

Russian Foreign Ministry assesses its contacts with Taliban

Russian Foreign Ministry assesses its contacts with Taliban

Russia maintains working contacts with representatives of the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) that came to power in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "We maintain businesslike contacts with representatives …

Third evacuation plane from Afghanistan arrives in Russia

Third evacuation plane from Afghanistan arrives in Russia

The third and the final aircraft out of three military-transport planes evacuating people from Afghanistan has touched down at the Chkalovsky airfield outside Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters. "Three Ilyushin …

Defense Ministry: Russia airlifted a group of people from Kabul

Defense Ministry: Russia airlifted a group of people from Kabul

Three Russian Il-76 planes left Kabul carrying Russian and Kyrgyz nationals and Afghan students, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Wednesday. "Three military transport aircraft, which had delivered humanitarian aid to …

Three Russian aircraft with humanitarian aid arrive in Kabul

Three Russian aircraft with humanitarian aid arrive in Kabul

All three Russian Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft, involved in delivering humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and evacuating citizens of Russia and the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member states, have arrived at the Kabul airport, the …

Nebenzya: Russia to send food and medicine to Afghanistan soon

Nebenzya: Russia to send food and medicine to Afghanistan soon

Russia is going to deliver food, medicine and essential goods to Afghanistan in the near future, Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vasily Nebenzya stated at a meeting of the UN Security Council. The Russian envoy emphasized …

Russia preparing emergency humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

Russia preparing emergency humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

Russia’s Defense and Emergencies Ministries are preparing humanitarian aid that they will render to Afghanistan as emergency assistance soon, Special Russian Presidential Representative for Afghanistan, Director of the Foreign …

Putin: Taliban’s fight against drugs questionable

Putin: Taliban’s fight against drugs questionable

The Taliban (outlawed in Russia - TASS) previously combated drugs in Afghanistan but it will be difficult for them to give up this revenue source in the current environment, Russian President Vladimir Putin said online at the CIS summit. …