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Voice of America, 21 December 2023

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here on Russia-Taleban relations:

“Russia’s general policy toward the Taliban seems to be ambivalent, keeping all doors open,” Thomas Ruttig, an expert with Afghanistan Analysts Network, wrote to VOA in an email.

“Russia’s relations with the Taliban are not so much about Afghanistan, or the Taliban. It is rather one element in the global competition between the U.S./the West and Russia and China.”