The speedy seizure of energy by the Taliban motion after the escape of the Western coalition from the nation and the unwillingness of the official authorities to withstand the stress of the Mujahideen has put the Western world in a impasse, writes Moscow correspondent Alexi Ivanov. America and its allies have spent 20 years, virtually $1 trillion, and have suffered appreciable human and materials sacrifices to ensure that the “democratic fairy story ” to break down right away. What’s going to occur on this nation now and the way will the brand new realities have an effect on stability and safety within the area and past?
As anticipated, Moscow reacted fairly harshly and acrimoniously to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“The seizure of energy by the Taliban shouldn’t be a switch of energy in Afghanistan in keeping with sure agreements, however the results of the failure of the US in Afghanistan,” stated the particular consultant of the president of the Russian Federation, director of the Second Division of Asia of the Russian Overseas Ministry Zamir Kabulov.
“I believe the authors of such concepts are attempting not directly to justify the failure of the People in Afghanistan and file a case that this can be a deliberate motion,” Kabulov stated, commenting on recommendations that the transition of energy in Afghanistan was the results of sure agreements.
The seize of the Afghan capital of Kabul by the Taliban motion on the identical time got here as a shock, Kabulov famous. “To a sure extent, sure, it got here as a shock, as a result of we proceeded from the understanding that the Afghan military, no matter it’s, will nonetheless resist for a while,” the Russian diplomat stated.
In response to the Russian Overseas Ministry: “America doesn’t but perceive what to do subsequent in Afghanistan.”
Unexpectedly, there got here some sharp feedback in regards to the withdrawal of People from Afghanistan from the Baltic States, which, as it’s identified, at all times unconditionally help the US in world affairs and actively participated with their army contingents within the Afghan operation.
Former Estonian Overseas Minister Urmas Reinsalu stated that the West had significantly miscalculated within the forecasts, on account of which they now need to evacuate their embassies from Kabul in a rush.
And, in keeping with him, the US is in charge, which unilaterally determined to withdraw its troops, that’s the reason the Taliban can’t be stopped.
Now, along with the Iraqis, one other stream of refugees from Afghanistan could rush to the Baltic States, Reinsalu added. It’s noteworthy that comparable opinions are heard from different Baltic capitals, for which the circulate of refugees from the Center East throughout the borders with Belarus has turn out to be a giant downside.
In flip, Latvian Protection Minister Artis Pabriks stated that he was approached by the previous mayor of the Afghan metropolis of Meimene and requested for asylum. At one time, the army of the Latvian contingent have been stationed on this province.
Talking in regards to the tragic occasions in Afghanistan, the Protection Minister on the identical time referred to as the unconditional withdrawal of the Western armed forces a “mistake”.
As for Russia, it stays maybe the one nation that didn’t evacuate its embassy and diplomats from Kabul. In response to the Russian Overseas Ministry, “nothing threatens the embassy but” and it’ll proceed its work in “regular mode”. On the identical time, Moscow is in no hurry to acknowledge the ability of the Taliban, saying that this subject will immediately depend upon “the additional habits of the brand new authorities.” It was introduced that the Russian ambassador in Kabul has already scheduled a gathering with the brand new authorities represented by the Taliban, apparently to debate safety points and different topical points.
Considering the dramatic change within the scenario in Afghanistan, Russia continues to actively help its allies in Central Asia-Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, which have lengthy borders with Afghanistan and have already confronted a circulate of refugees from this nation. Moscow may be very intently monitoring doable threats to the safety and stability of the Central Asian area.