More than 60 countries of the world called for the opportunity for the residents of Afghanistan and foreigners to safely leave the territory of this country. This is stated in a joint statement, which on the evening of August 15 circulated US Department of State.
“Those with power and authority in Afghanistan have a responsibility to protect lives and property, and to immediately restore security and civil order. Afghans deserve to live in safety and dignity. We, the international community, are ready to help them, ”the statement reads.
Countries were called upon to keep roads, airports and border points open, and to maintain a calm atmosphere in Afghanistan. The statement was signed by Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, Qatar, France, South Korea and Japan.
Russia is not among the signatories, writes “Jellyfish”. Sunday Moscow decided not to evacuate their diplomats from Afghanistan, as do many other countries. The Russian diplomatic mission will continue to work as usual, as the Taliban guaranteed security for the embassy, said Zamir Kabulov, director of the second department of Asia at the Russian Foreign Ministry. He also noted that this also applies to representations of other countries.
Panic has seized Kabul since Sunday. Thousands of people are trying to leave the country, which is almost completely at the mercy of the Taliban. The militants took control of all border crossings and can only leave Afghanistan by air. After the cancellation of commercial flights at Kabul airport, panic erupted, and the US military had to open warning fireto contain the crowd.