MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Sunday rejected the concept of sending folks evacuation from Afghanistan to nations close to Russia, saying he didn’t need “militants displaying up right here underneath cowl of refugees”, Russian information businesses reported.
Putin criticised an thought of some Western nations to relocate refugees from Afghanistan to neighbouring Central Asian nations whereas their visas to the US and Europe are being processed.
“Does that imply that they are often despatched with out visas to these nations, to our neighbours, whereas they themselves (the West) don`t need to take them with out visas?” TASS information company quoted Putin as telling leaders of the ruling United Russia social gathering.
“Why is there such a humiliating strategy to fixing the issue?” he stated.
The USA held secret talks with a lot of nations in a determined try and safe offers to quickly home at-risk Afghans who labored for the U.S. authorities, Reuters reported final week.
Putin stated Russia, which permits visa-free journey for residents of ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, opposes that.
“We don`t need militants displaying up right here underneath cowl of refugees,” TASS cited Putin as saying.
Whereas some Western nations scrambled to evacuate folks from Afghanistan, Moscow praised the Taliban for restoring order following its takeover of the nation.
Russia`s international minister Sergei Lavrov stated Taliban leaders had caught to their guarantees to this point.
“We’re seeing the statements the Talibs made about ceasing fight actions, an amnesty for all of these concerned within the confrontation, a couple of want for a nationwide dialogue … they’re being applied,” he was cited by RIA as saying.
Lavrov stated the Taliban had began contacts with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.