Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, October 13 said that battle-hardened militants are actively entering Afghanistan and acknowledged that the situation is not easy in Afghanistan.

 The Russian president was talking to a virtual conference of the security service chiefs of the ex-soviet states.

Putin is apparently meant by ISIS fighters the ones that have not been taken seriously by the Taliban. The former is believed not to be a big threat to the de-facto government in Afghanistan because the group-ISIS-K- does not have international or regional support.

Putin said that it is possible that the extremists might destabilize the situation in the neighboring countries and might even seek direct expansion.

Though the Kremlin has been optimistic about the Taliban leadership in Kabul, it is concerned about instability spilling over into central Asian countries.

In the meantime, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has repeatedly said that there will not be any threat posed from their soil to any country.

The statements of the Russian president come as Moscow is preparing to host an international conference and the Taliban will also be invited.

The international talks are due to take place on October 20.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.