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The Taliban is calling for peace in Ukraine

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2022
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(Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS)

Afghanistan’s Taliban government is the latest to issue a statement about Russia and Ukraine.

“The Islamic Emirate calls for restraint by both parties,” said the ministry of foreign affairs on Feb. 25. “All sides need to desist from taking positions that could intensify violence.”

Russia’s history with the Taliban

The Taliban highlighted its “diplomatic neutrality” and stressed the need to resolve the crisis through “dialogue and peaceful means.” A few months ago, the Taliban took over Afghanistan at gunpoint.

Russia has positioned itself as an ally of the new Afghanistan...

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