A news has bought out the irony in existence!
The Taliban have urged Russia and Ukraine to show ‘restraint’ and resolve the ongoing crisis through peaceful dialogue, particularly calling out Russia. The Taliban from Afghanistan issued a statement on Friday expressing concern over the real possibility of civilian casualties and asking Russia and Ukraine to restrain from violence.
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“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and expresses concern about the real possibility of civilian casualties. The Islamic Emirate calls for restraint by both parties. All sides need to desist from taking positions that could intensify violence,” the statement said.
The Taliban took over Afghanistan in a similar military attack on August 15, 2021 – after major cities like Kandahar and Kabul fell without resistance to them. This came after the US troops retreated after 20 years from war-torn Afghanistan. As per reports, over 1,000 civilians were killed and over 2,000 were injured when the Taliban launched their offensive.
Now the same Taliban has asked for the troops in Ukraine to be pulled back and peace to be maintained.