September 3, 2021
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that there would be no political force to talk to directly if Afghanistan breaks up as a country and called for joint efforts to decide about “legalising” a political force there.
Putin made the comment at a forum in Vladivostok where he was asked if Moscow would recognise the Taliban government. The Taliban is formally recognised as a terrorist group in Russia.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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