Moscow has declared its readiness to mediate in negotiations between the Taliban and Kabul

Zamir Kabulov

The meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow sent a signal to the leaders of the Taliban and the government on the need for peaceful negotiations. This was stated by the presidential special representative on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, according to RIA Novosti.

“We need to sit at the negotiating table. Russia is ready to provide a platform, and we must negotiate peace, not war,” said Kabulov. According to him, the parties must realize the necessity of such negotiations. “Now a word for them, we want both sides realize this and they wanted. When they tell us we will be glad,” — said the diplomat.

25 April in the framework of the VI Moscow security conference, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov has met former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai. As reported, during the meeting, “they exchanged opinions on the current situation in Afghanistan, issues of national reconciliation and the prospects for multilateral cooperation on the Afghan subject”.

A month before Kabulov called false US claims that Moscow is supplying the Taliban. The diplomat noted that “such allegations are meant to justify the failures of American military policy in the Afghan campaign”. The reason for the denial was the commander of the United armed forces of NATO in Europe American General Curtis Scaparotti about the growing Russian influence on the group “Taliban” (banned in Russia). During the hearings in the Senate, senior military did not rule out that Moscow may provide traffic assistance. In this case what type of supply in question, Scaperotti said.

Terrorist group, the Taliban controls large areas of Afghanistan. From 1996 to 2001 the Taliban were in power. The overthrow of the regime contributed to the United States, which began in Afghanistan a military operation after the attacks of 11 September 2001.