Representatives of the Taliban* have promised to ensure complete security for the employees of the Russian diplomatic mission, Ambassador to Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov said.
“Today there was a surrender: the Afghan military left, the military of the Afghan national security forces who were guarding us. Now the Taliban are guarding the embassy. They have once again confirmed that not a single hair will fall from Russian heads, that you can work in peace,” he said. he is on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel.
Earlier, the media, referring to the Taliban, reported that more than 90% of state buildings and almost all Kabul checkpoints are under their control.
Several weeks ago, against the background of the withdrawal of the American contingent from Afghanistan, the situation in the republic sharply deteriorated: the Taliban launched an offensive on large cities. On Sunday, it became known that the rebels control all border crossings. Later that day, gunmen announced that they had entered the presidential palace.
Head of State Ashraf Ghani fled, his whereabouts are unknown. On Monday night, Taliban political office spokesman * Mohammad Naim said the war was over and a new form of government would soon become clear.
Now chaos reigns at the Kabul airport: representatives of diplomatic missions and local residents are trying to fly away in a hurry, shots are heard; according to unofficial data, there are victims. The Taliban are trying to restore order in the capital, calling on people to return to their homes and workplaces.
- The Taliban are a terrorist organization banned in Russia.