Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his assist Thursday for a key demand of the Taliban, urging Western nations to unfreeze Afghanistan’s monetary property.
Speaking at a gathering of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Putin stated Western nations bear “the main responsibility” for what is occurring in Afghanistan.
“The main responsibility for what is happening there is being borne by those countries that have been fighting there for 20 years. And the first thing they should do, in my opinion, is to unfreeze the Afghan assets to give Afghanistan a possibility to solve socio-economic problems of paramount importance,” he stated.
The Russian chief additionally praised the Taliban for his or her efforts in combating the Dai’sh/ISIS terrorist group in Afghanistan, noting there are victims among the many motion.
He additionally complimented Pakistan’s function within the Afghan settlement, saying it is likely one of the most essential gamers within the area.
Putin additionally counseled US President Joe Biden, saying his determination to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan was proper.
“He did the right thing by withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. He probably understood, maybe he didn’t know in detail how this would happen, but he understood that one way or another, domestically, this would be one of the lines of attack, but he went for it — accepted, assumed this responsibility,” he stated.
Russia is serious about having a peaceful, growing Afghanistan freed from the terrorist risk and drug trafficking, and for that, it’s needed to assist Afghanistan restore the economic system, Putin added.
The pullout may have been executed in a different way, however as time passes, every thing will fall into place, he stated.
As for the safety points, Russian legislation enforcement maintains needed contacts with the related Afghan constructions, he stated.
He additionally stated it could be fascinating to carry one of many conferences of the Valdai Discussion Club in Afghanistan sooner or later.