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Moscow: Our Embassy in Kabul Is Operating As Usual

Russian Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, announced that the “Taliban” Movement announced that it will guarantee the security of the Russian embassy and the other embassies in Kabul. 

“We have had such guarantees for a long time, but this is not just about Russia. It guarantees everyone’s safety,” Kabulov said.

He stressed that Moscow has “no plans to evacuate the Russian embassy in Kabul”, adding that the members of staff are “calmly carrying out their duties”.

Russia is working with other countries to hold an emergency UN Security Council session on Afghanistan as the Taliban completes its military takeover of the country, Kabulov told Russian news agencies.

“We are working on this,” Kabulov said, adding that the meeting will indeed take place.

For her part, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, “The world is watching in horror the results of Washington’s latest historical experiment.”

Zakharova added, “What is surprising, but remains a reality and a fact, is that Afghanistan is witnessing a confrontation between two powers, both of which are the result of the American thought.”

Al Mayadeen correspondent reported, earlier today, that there was tension in Kabul after the Taliban took control of the entry points to the Afghan capital.

The reports came as Taliban fighters entered Kabul after a week-long blitz ahead of the final pullout of US and NATO troops, knowing that the Movement said that they had no plans to take the capital city by force.