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Situation in Afghanistan 'better' under Taliban than Ghani, says Russia

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 August 2021, 12:16 IST

Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov on Monday said the situation in the Afghan capital of Kabul was better in the first day of control by the Taliban than it was under President Ashraf Ghani, local media reported.

"I judge by the first day of their control of Kabul. The impressions are good. Now the situation in Kabul is better than it was under Ashraf Ghani. That is, it is better under the Taliban terrorists than under Ghani," the Ambassador to Afghanistan said in a live broadcast of the Ekho Moskvy radio station on Monday.


The Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday and took control of the presidential palace. Soon after the terror group claimed control over the Afghan capital, several countries evacuated their diplomatic personnel from the country. Hundreds of people flocked to the Kabul airport in an attempt to leave Afghanistan.

(ANI)

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First published: 17 August 2021, 12:16 IST
 
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