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The foreign Ministry assessed the situation in Afghanistan

Russia hopes that the implementation of the agreement between the United States and the radical movement "Taliban" will lead to the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and the achievement of inter-Afghan reconciliation, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"We believe that the implementation of the us-Taliban agreement, let me remind you that it was signed on February 29 this year in Doha, will lead to the complete withdrawal of foreign forces and achieving national inter-Afghan reconciliation," Zakharova said at the briefing.

In Afghanistan there is a confrontation between government forces and militants of the radical movement "Taliban", which previously captured significant territory in rural areas of the country and launched a major offensive against the city. Also in the country has increased the influence of the terrorist group "Islamic state."* National forces of defense and security of Afghanistan is conducting nationwide joint operations to combat terrorism.

At the end of February at a ceremony in Qatar, the US and the Taliban signed their first for more than 18 years of war a peace agreement, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the beginning of an intra-Afghan dialogue after the transaction for the exchange of prisoners.

* A terrorist organization banned in Russia