Afghan Taliban government calls for ‘restraint’ in Ukraine-Russia war


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The Taliban-controlled Afghan government issued a statement on the Russian-Ukrainian war on Friday, urging restraint and expressing concern for civilians.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and expresses concern over the real possibility of civilian casualties,” Taliban government spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said in a statement. posted on Twitter, has begun. “The Islamic Emirate calls for restraint from both parties. All parties should refrain from taking positions that could escalate violence.”

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“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, in line with its foreign policy of neutrality, calls on both parties to the conflict to resolve the crisis through dialogue and peaceful means,” the statement continued. “The Islamic Emirate also calls on the parties to the conflict to pay attention to safeguarding the lives of Afghan students and migrants in Ukraine.

According to WeMakeScholars.com, there are over 149 Ukrainian scholarships, bursaries, and grants for Afghan students to study abroad.

Firefighters work at a damaged residential building in Koshytsa Street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, where a military shell is believed to have been hit, February 25, 2022.
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“The Taliban say the Ukrainian crisis must be resolved through ‘dialogue and peaceful means.’ Ukraine to show ‘restraint’. Surreal,” said BBC Monitoring journalist Kian Sharifi. posted on Twitter.

US forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021, leaving the country to fall to the Taliban. According to sources on the ground, Taliban forces went house to house, carrying out executions. Late last month, the United Nations reported receiving “credible allegations” that more than 100 former members of the Afghan government, its security forces and those who worked with international troops had been killed since the Taliban took over. took control of the country.

Taliban fighters escort women demonstrating in support of the Taliban government outside Kabul University, Afghanistan.

Taliban fighters escort women demonstrating in support of the Taliban government outside Kabul University, Afghanistan.
(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In the midst of the messy administration and deadly withdrawal of American troops, a suicide bombing in Kabul killed 13 American soldiers and more than 170 Afghans.

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International observers have raised concerns about how the radical Islamist terror organization will treat women. The Taliban government has promised that it will guarantee women’s rights “within the limits of Islam”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a toast during a reception for military personnel who took part in the Syrian campaign, at the Grand Kremlin Palace December 28, 2017, in Moscow, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a toast during a reception for military personnel who took part in the Syrian campaign, at the Grand Kremlin Palace December 28, 2017, in Moscow, Russia.
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