Russia: Freezing Afghan assets by US will only worsen the crisis

by Aamaj News

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that Russia considers it absurd that Washington allocated more than half of the Afghan frozen assets to compensate victims of 9/11 attacks.

Zakharova reiterated that freezing of billions of Afghan assets by direct order of Joe Biden “raises the question of sincerity of the White House’s statements about the desire to help stabilize the situation in this country (Afghanistan).”

“We consider it absurd that Washington reserved more than half of the frozen assets of the Afghan central bank to pay compensations under the claims of relatives of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Why should the Afghan people, who in no way participated in plotting those terrorist attacks, pay for them?” Spokeswoman of Russia’s foreign ministry said.

The news comes as the US recently has decided to allocate $3.5 billion of Afghan frozen assets to compensate the victims of September 11 attacks.

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