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Zamir Kabulov, the special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, stated the delisting would allow Moscow to consider recognizing the Taliban.

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Russian ministries propose to Putin to remove Taliban from terrorist list

Russia’s Foreign Ministry and Justice Ministry have proposed that Russian President Vladimir Putin could remove the Taliban from the list of banned organizations, Russian state-controlled news agency TASS reported on May 27, citing a Foreign Ministry official.

Zamir Kabulov, the special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, emphasized the need for the ban on the Taliban to be removed before discussing recognition. Russia designated the Taliban as a terrorist organization in 2003 during their violent conflict against the U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan.

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