In Afghanistan, the Taliban, in power since the fall of Kabul, wrote a statement of a few lines dated February 25, to show their concerns about the Ukrainian crisis. They hope for a “peaceful resolution” of the conflict.
“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and is concerned about the real possibility of civilian casualties,” the Taliban said in a press release. The Islamic Emirate calls on both parties to exercise restraint and resolve the crisis through dialogue and peaceful means. All parties must refrain from taking positions that could escalate violence.” A surprising position, especially since the capture of Kabul on August 15, the NGO Human Rights Watch assures that a hundred soldiers, agents, militiamen, ex-police officers, journalists have disappeared or been executed. .
Preserving the Lives of Afghan Migrants
The Taliban also called on “parties to the conflict to pay attention to preserving the lives of Afghan students and migrants in Ukraine.” Despite this call, the war in Ukraine has entered its third day. Thus, on the night of Thursday to Friday, a building in Kiev was hit by missiles, causing no casualties a priori, but considerable damage.
Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces is still taking place on Victory Avenue, one of Kiev’s main arteries, a few hours after a dramatic call for mobilization launched by Volodymyr Zelensky.