The actions of the radical Taliban (terrorist organization banned in Russia) in Afghanistan do not pose a direct threat to Russia, said the Russian ambassador to Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel. His words are quoted by TASS.

The diplomat emphasized that the situation in the Afghan capital is still turbulent, and there is an increased terrorist threat in the city. At the same time, Zhirnov added that “there are no qualitative changes for the worse”, and the Taliban do not have sufficient forces to seize Kabul and large cities of the republic.

The ambassador also noted that representatives of Russia, the USA, China and Pakistan are working to resolve the situation in Afghanistan. “We are pursuing a line for the conflicting parties to start real results-oriented negotiations that would lead to an end to the civil war,” the agency quoted him as saying.

Earlier, the special envoy of the Russian president to the Middle East republic Zamir Kabulov named the main goals and threats in Afghanistan. According to him, our country is interested in Afghanistan ceasing to be a source of international terrorism. Among the threats to national interests, he also named drug crime.

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