Zakharova: Russia is concerned about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan

MOSCOW, October 14. The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, the Taliban expand the area of influence, said at a briefing the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“Taliban widen the area of influence, she said. – Recently tried to capture the administrative centre of Ghazni”.

“There was serious concern over frequent deaths of representatives of international and humanitarian missions operating in Afghanistan, – said Zakharov. – After the recent attack by U.S. aircraft hospitals in the city of Kunduz another egregious case occurred on 12 October in Kandahar province, where the attack of unidentified persons, had killed an employee of the UN mission in Afghanistan Torpekai Ulfat”.

“We strongly condemn this murder and call on the authorities to make every effort to protect personnel and international humanitarian organizations”, – said Zakharov.