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‘Moscow intends to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan’

September 13, 2021

Moscow plans to send food and medicine to Kabul as humanitarian aid soon, according to the RIA news agency, citing Russia’s foreign ministry. Foreign countries reacted with caution and dismay to the formation of Kabul’s new government last week, after the Taliban appointed hardliner veteran figures to top positions, including several with a US bounty on their heads.

Beijing announced last week that it would send $31 million in food and medical supplies to Afghanistan, making it one of the first foreign aid pledges made since the Taliban seized power last month. Pakistan last week sent supplies such as cooking oil and medicine to Kabul authorities, while the country’s foreign minister urged the international community to provide unconditional assistance and unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets.

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