The Washington Post published statements by resistance fighters from Panjshir province, which still remains out of the control of the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia). In it, the rebels ask Western countries to help them with arms supplies.
Their leader, Ahmad Massoud, said that America and NATO countries had simply left the “battlefield” and left them alone. At the same time, the United States can still become a “great arsenal of democracy.”
“That's why I ask our friends in the West to stand up in New York and Washington. Tell the presidential administration and Congress about our problems. Intercede for us in London and Paris. Afghan army soldiers and special forces have already responded to our call. Now he is heading to Panjshir with weapons and equipment, but that is not enough, “Masood said.
According to him, Mujahideen fighters will defend Panjshir to the last as the last bastion of Afghan freedom, but it will require more equipment and ammunition.
Afghan students and specialists living in Russia are afraid to return home, where obviously nothing good awaits them. Very young children in their homeland are in mortal danger. In Moscow alone, dozens of Afghans are now awaiting their fate under threat of deportation. Will Russia allow them to stay?
If the new Taliban government (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) is recognized by the Russian authorities as “tradable”, there will be no political reasons for the Afghans being detained.
Saida I met Gulam Yasin three years ago. In Basmann's court. Where the question of his deportation from Russia was decided.
He has lived in our country since 1985.
Once the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and the USSR signed an intergovernmental agreement, according to which 1,850 Afghan teenagers came to the Union. These children lived in boarding schools, learned the language and completely immersed themselves in our lives. As a result, the graduates will leave, hold senior positions and pursue a policy of loyalty to the Soviet Union.
Most of them were complete orphans, but among them were children of the Afghan army, officials and security officials. Their farewell was reported on national Afghan television, President Babrak Karmal saw teenagers at the airport.
But the teenagers could not return to their homeland. As now, the Mujahideen suddenly came to power in Afghanistan. The fate of their parents is still unknown; they were most likely executed; the same Yasin then looked for at least some distant relatives, but in vain. These former children themselves became enemies of the people overnight. So four of his boarding school friends disappeared and tried to return home.
It turns out that he was “stuck” in the Russian Federation for more than thirty years. All this time, Yasin had neither citizenship nor a temporary residence permit, nor a refugee certificate. To clarify his situation, he appealed many times to the Migration Department of the Ministry of the Interior, but was always rejected …
Said Gulam Yasin has been seeking refugee status for 7 years.
In general, Said Gulam Yasin's judicial trials lasted about seven years. “I've lost the number of trials I've been through, it's even scary to remember. I kept going with certificates, documents, not to be detained, to explain that I'm here legally, that there are courts and appeals. No one told me why I get rejection after rejection. “
It was not until the beginning of 2021 that Yasin finally obtained asylum in the territory of the Russian Federation.” I did not believe that it finally happened, there was joy and fatigue, joy that I could feel like a person “After all, I wasn't here either and I'm not even there,” he explains.
In fact, receiving the long-awaited asylum saved Yasin from possible deportation from Russia today. But now dozens of Russian Afghans are under a similar sword of Damocles. Despite the fact that Islamic fundamentalists were not in power until recently, they still watched the fates of those they considered their enemies and “traitors to their homeland”.
So now all these people are most likely not to expect anything good in their homeland.
“There will be ten people among my acquaintances who may be deported in the near future,” Gulam Yasin continues. – They don't know what to do. I recently met Afghan students who are in exactly the same situation. And he suffers as I once did. They came to study on the basis of a contract, but it turns out that they have nowhere to return. There is a war at home. And here it all depends on the decision of the migration services. Officials reassure them: everything will be fine with you, there is an embassy in Kabul, no one will kill you. But we all understand that these are just words.
– I can barely advise you, – Yasin sighs. – It all depends only on the position of Russia. Seeking temporary asylum, as I once did, is not the easiest option, but there is no other way out, otherwise torture and death.
“A cross has been placed on the future of Afghans”
History in Afghanistan has been constantly changing. And it never happened peacefully. Soon after the withdrawal of Soviet troops, rebel Mujahideen came to power.
In 96, the country was completely captured by Taliban terrorists. Then the Americans entered Afghanistan. And now there is a new castle. Is it random?
“No one believed in the result that in just one week a Taliban armed with several thousand rifles will seize power in Afghanistan, we called our friends a month ago and everything was fine, yes, there was talk that hostilities could start the border, and that is “is due to the fact that the US will leave Afghanistan in September, but it was just rumors,” said Maiwand Abdul Ghani, a lawyer with the Civil Aid Committee (recognized as a foreign agent). He has lived in Russia since 1996, but has already acquired Russian citizenship. he also had refugee status.
“My family fled the country in the 1990s, when the Taliban came to power.” I was a child, – continues my partner. – I remember how we managed to leave our homeland in 24 hours. The parents rescued all four children. My father was a special services colonel, a well-known party leader, a communist, graduated from the KGB academy. It was obvious that they would come for us as well. Because my father's colleagues were abducted and killed, the guides did not spare. “
– Yes. I am especially sorry for young people. Who is from 25 to 35 years old. They were sincerely convinced that they had received an education, found a job, and their lives were improving. And now, with the rise of Islamic fundamentalists to power, a cross has been put into the future.
– So it is not possible to say immediately – who will be deported and who will not. If the Taliban are recognized by Russia as an official power in Afghanistan, there will be no obstacles to the expulsion of citizens living there. But most Afghans we work with do not have refugee status, they are all in this situation. Until September 30, this process will somehow be limited by outdated restrictions, people cannot be sent to another country due to coronavirus, but once these measures are lifted, nothing can prevent their deportation.
– Why? I think that in such a situation, any foreign citizen can apply for political asylum in their host country. In principle, it is not wrong to have refugee status. Both for life and for study.
However, various other factors may intervene here, which may complicate this process, the reasons why these people used to live here, or whether they went to court earlier. In any case, for three months, until the asylum issue is resolved, Afghans can legally stay in Russia. An appeal against a denial will also take some time. This means that they will be able to live here legally for a year or more.
– Canada recently announced that it is ready to receive 20,000 refugees, America – about 80,000, Europe does not refuse to help its compatriots.
– I don't believe they will be kinder. Its only a game. As a religious organization and a power that governs the state, they have probably grown up. Now they don't last, as before, to kill everyone in line. But sooner or later he will return to it.
Video from Kabul Airport stunned with drama: US plane takes storm
Jak bylo reported ABC US President Joe Biden paid tribute to his predecessor Donald Trump and said his agreements with the radical Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) made it possible to avoid attacks on the US military in Afghanistan.
“I heard a statement: you had 2,500 troops in Afghanistan and nothing happened. The fact is that the reason was the actions of the last president, that the US troops will be withdrawn by May 1 and there will be no attacks during their withdrawal … That's why nothing happened, & # 39; & # 39; said Biden. Trump's party is not so loyal to its successor. He has repeatedly said that Biden makes a lot of mistakes in foreign policy. For example, he called the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan a “flight”.
LDPR Head Vladimir Žirinovsky During his speech on the television channel Russia 24, he named three approaches that, in his opinion, Russia can use in response to the events taking place in Afghanistan.
“Three options for solving the Afghan problem. We do nothing, we do not recognize anyone – let everything go as usual, “said Zirinovsky's first approach.
According to him, the second solution could be to provide strong support to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in order to prevent the invasion of any troops from Afghanistan, to prevent them.
“And the third option is to divide Afghanistan,” the politician said.
It is impossible not to interfere with the events in Afghanistan, Žirinovsky believes, otherwise various terrorist organizations will enter Central Asia and concentrate in Afghanistan.
Russian authorities are preparing Takeover of Belarus according to the Daily Express. This view was shared by Brian Whitmore, chief scientist at the Eurasian Center of the Atlantic Council. He noted that the statement by senior Russian officials that such an “annexation” was not being prepared was “dust in the eyes.” Whitmore.
In general, the publication says that Russia is trying to use economic and political mechanisms to organize the “merger” of the two countries. According to Whitmore, the Belarusian economy is highly dependent on Russian oil imports and potash exports. Lukashenko's agreement to export products through Russia is a concession and a signal that Russia is gradually taking control of the neighboring country's economy.
The article was also from the point of view of a military analyst and employee of the Center for the Analysis of Maritime Problems Michael Kofman believes that Russia intends to assert itself in Belarus and militarily through regular exercises. According to him, this year was a “qualitative breakthrough” in the presence of Russian military forces in Belarus.
The Kremlin press service reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had telephoned Iranian President Seyyed Ibrahim Raisi.
The parties paid close attention to the events that took place in Afghanistan. Both leaders have expressed their readiness to contribute to stability in the country.
In addition, issues related to the preparation of the Shanghai Dushanbe Cooperation Organization Summit were discussed. They also discussed the prospects for resuming implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan for Iran's nuclear program and the fight against coronavirus
Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stole According to The website of the diplomatic mission from the treasury of $ 169 million, said the Afghan ambassador to Tajikistan, Muhammad Zohir Agbar. He stressed that Ghani's action was “a betrayal of the state and the nation.”
Agbar emphasized that he recognized Vice President Amrullah Saleh as incumbent president. Agbar also intends to turn to Interpol to arrest Ghani and bring him to justice.
At the same time, Shakhriyer Nazriev, director of the Interpol National Central Office in Tajikistan, noted that they had not received requests for Ghani's arrest, but if they were, they would certainly be considered.
Recall that the media previously reported on Ghani's escape from the country by a plane full of money. Ghani himself said he left the country to “prevent the massacre.” At the same time, a few days before the flight, he loudly announced the “reorganization of the armed forces”.
Today, August 18, at the site of the news agency TASS answered the questions of journalists Governor of the Territory of Stavropol Vladimir Vladimirov. One of the current problems is the rise in prices for the so-called “borscht set”.
Journalists were interested in how this problem is solved in Stavropol. Vladimir Vladimirov first noted that food prices should be monitored in the same way as the prices of essential drugs, that is, a system of state control should be introduced. Vladimir Vladimirov believes that the next convocation of deputies of the State Duma should come with initiatives in this direction.
“It is necessary to consolidate the policy of additional fees for the main type of product. You can't leave the market for basic life-supporting products, “said Vladimir Vladimirov. The head of the region also stated that 1,348 fairs were held in the region during the year, which is 248 more than in the previous year. The “Vegetables at the Entrance” project has also been renewed, allowing people to buy fresh farm products right in the courtyard of their homes. Of course, their prices are several times lower than in retail chains.
“If you can buy potatoes in a large chain for 37-39 rubles, then in the yard during the event for 17, the difference is obvious,” – said the example of the head of Stavropol. Recall, previously Governor Vladimir Vladimirov ordered the regional department to implement a set of measures to reduce vegetable prices. In addition, yields are expected to increase in Stavropol this year – the largest increase is expected for potatoes and vegetables in greenhouses.