Vladimir Putin’s envoy pushes talks with Taliban

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Ahead of PM’s “informal summit” with Russian President Putin, a key discussion between the countries seemed to be getting tougher. Over the weekend, Putin’s special envoy Zamir Kabulov was quoted as saying that the West (read the US) should make a deal with the Taliban directly or continue with a “grinding and bloody war for years to come”. Russia, particularly Kabulov, has opened visible channels of communication with the Taliban, ostensibly with the aim of checking the growth of Daesh in the troubled country, particularly to stop it from threatening…

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Vladimir Putin’s envoy pushes talks with Taliban

Vladimir Putin’s envoy pushes talks with Taliban thumbnail

Ahead of PM’s “informal summit” with Russian President Putin, a key discussion between the countries seemed to be getting tougher. Over the weekend, Putin’s special envoy Zamir Kabulov was quoted as saying that the West (read the US) should make a deal with the Taliban directly or continue with a “grinding and bloody war for years to come”. Russia, particularly Kabulov, has opened visible channels of communication with the Taliban, ostensibly with the aim of checking the growth of Daesh in the troubled country, particularly to stop it from threatening…

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