Moscow in contact with potential Taliban members of Afghan govt: RIA

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Russia is in contact with potential Taliban members of Afghanistan’s government, the RIA news agency cited Russia’s ambassador to Kabul as saying on Friday.

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Sources in hardline group said earlier that Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar would lead a new Afghan government set to be announced shortly.

The Russian ambassador also said Moscow did not plan to supply weapons to the new authorities in Afghanistan, RIA reported.

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