Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid gave an extensive interview to Russian media. In the interview, he spoke in detail not only about the current situation in Afghanistan, but also about the Taliban * movement’s plans to establish relations with Russia and the rest of the world as the current government. ۔
Why will Russia cooperate with new Afghan terrorists?
Are there any positive aspects to cooperating with the Taliban? What will Russia do if our neighbors in Asia start allowing refugees from Afghanistan? No one can say who will come with them and what their intentions may be. Is it capable of “opening up” to a new Afghanistan?
Pravda.Ru asked these questions to Alexander Perendzhiev, a military political scientist, Plekhanov, associate professor of political science and sociology at the Russian University of Economics.
“Russia needs to look at the Taliban’s internal structure. It can be roughly divided into two parts: the occupation of moderate and radical Afghanistan has led to the creation of the so-called Afghan ISIS * on our borders. Don’t attack, they will still fight the moderate Taliban.
They will start fighting for power anyway – it’s just a matter of time. Russia must take care of its borders in Asia.
“What is the West going to do? Kabul Airport has been operating since August 31. The United States is gone, but Britain is not going after the Americans. What is NATO going to do there?”
“They will try to find anti-Taliban forces inside Afghanistan. They expected the Taliban * to become a Western project. A veiled form.
The West is a little worried now. Representatives of the European Union’s foreign ministry said they would now have to face Russia and China in Afghanistan.
Do you think sanctions will come to Afghanistan?
“Boris Johnson said he would wait and see what the Taliban would look like. When he had an idea, he would decide on sanctions.”
“While they are working on a roadmap, Russia is working on a strategy of action.”
The future of Afghanistan.
“Of course. It looks like the SCO countries will end up in Afghanistan, making the country an industrial and agricultural country. The most important thing is to help someone get rid of drug addiction in Afghanistan.” It needs to be done, so the Taliban * have already called for help at this time. “
“The Taliban have opponents in Afghanistan, in the Panjshir Valley. What kind of force are they and to what extent are they capable of influencing the situation in the country?”
“I don’t think they will bring peace at all – they will work to provoke international conflict in Afghanistan anyway.”
“The Global Times, a Chinese publication, writes that the Americans will still try to keep the war going so that Afghanistan is not allowed to become a stable state.”
“Of course. The question is whether Russia should act as a platform for dialogue between these powers. I believe that Russia will eventually become such a platform, but no one should rush here at all.”
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