Russia hints it may recognise IEA government

Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan has said Moscow may recognise the interim Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) government and has reserved grain for the South Asian country to stave off the possible food crisis there.

“There is such a possibility. Its conditions were determined by both the Russian president and foreign minister,” Zamir Kabulov told the Russian state TV Channel One Russia.

Kabulov said the IEA is willing to cooperate with Russia and work in line with international rules, TRT reported.