Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov, the Russian presidential spokesperson, said at a press conference on Wednesday, June 15, that Moscow had not discussed recognizing the Taliban interim government.

When questioned about the prospect recognizing of Afghanistan’s new government, Peskov stated, “It is not on the current agenda. We have said this many times. It is useless to make any forecasts,”.

Spokesperson Dimitry told reporters that there were still doubts about recognizing the Taliban, and that he believed humanitarian concerns had compelled many countries to contact the Taliban.

Russia’s special ambassador to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said on Tuesday that Moscow might recognize the Taliban interim government but would not follow other countries’ lead.

Of Russia’s prospective recognition of the Taliban rule, Kabulov remarked, “There is such a possibility.” “The Russian president and foreign minister determined the terms.”

He stated emphatically that Russia will not follow the US and other countries in recognizing the Taliban government.

The Taliban has stated that they want good relations with Russia on numerous occasions.

The Taliban have been in power for almost a year, yet no country has recognized them as a legitimate administration.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).