Moscow Is Playing the Taliban

Vadym Volokhov November 9, 2018, Moscow hosted negotiations and consultations with the participation of the Taliban on “peaceful settlement in Afghanistan”. The talks were attended by representatives of Russia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The United States was also invited, but its representative was not there. Here one should understand that Russia is not a direct participant in the negotiations, but acted as an intermediary and provided a place for the meeting. And here again the question arises: “Why did Russia go for legitimization of the Taliban movement, which in itself is…

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12.11.2018. A conference of the Crimean Tatars’ Qurultay took place in Kyiv

Some delegates of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people gathered at the Qurultay delegates’ conference in Kyiv on 12th November, 2018. The participants of the conference supported the statement on the extension of the powers of the Qurultay, Mejlis and other bodies of the national self-government of the Crimean Tatars. They want to prolongate the powers of these bodies till the new Qurultay elections in the Crimea and the election of new members. As some delegates of Qurultay could not leave the occupied Crimea to participate in the conference, they are invited to join this statement through signing it within two months.

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