As most countries in the world implore Russia to stop its military attack, the Taliban on Friday, issued a statement asking both sides to desist from violence and resolve the crisis through dialogue.
Taliban government spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi issued a statement via Twitter post, “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 also calls for restraint by both parties, all sides need to desist from taking positions that could intensify violence, he added.
The Taliban government in Afghanistan further called on parties to the conflict to pay attention to safeguarding the lives of Afghan students and migrants in Ukraine
Abdul Qahar Balkhi also stated that The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, in line with its foreign policy of neutrality, calls on both sides of the conflict to resolve the crisis through dialogue and peaceful means,” the statement continued. “The Islamic Emirate also calls on parties to the conflict to pay attention to safeguarding the lives of Afghan students and migrants in Ukraine.”
Russia on Thursday launched attacks on Ukraine from the neighbouring country Belarus. The Russian forces crossed Belarus to enter Ukraine from the North and crashed attacks on border units, border patrols, and checkpoints using artillery, heavy equipment, and small arms. Earlier in the day, large explosions were heard in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
According to the reports, a total of 137 people, including civilians in Ukraine have been killed in Russian military strikes.