The prospects of “sliding” the situation in Afghanistan into a protracted civil war are real, according to Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia. He is quoted by RIA Novosti.
According to him, the only way to end the conflict is through peaceful negotiations. This is the most important task at the moment, the Russian representative stressed.
The meeting of the expanded troika on Afghanistan (Russia, the United States, China, Pakistan) is scheduled for August 11, it will be held in Doha.
The forces of the radical Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation) have become more active after the start of the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan. They began to seize vast territories and claimed control over most of the state borders. President Ashraf Ghani accused Washington of aggravating the situation on the Afghan territory. According to some reports, the Taliban control 90 percent of the state’s borders.
On August 6, Taliban terrorists captured the capital of the first of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan — we are talking about the city of Zaranj, the capital of Nimruz.