Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
Russian Emergencies Ministry says over 70 homes burn down in SiberiaSociety & Culture May 24, 18:49
International Chekhov Theater festival opens its doors for 13th time in MoscowSociety & Culture May 24, 18:44
Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 18:31
Experts say rising military spending to push Europe to reconsider NATO’s roleRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 17:56
MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Moscow is seriously worried over Islamic State’s seeking to spread its influence in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
"Actions of the Islamic State group, which is prohibited in Russia, to spread its influence to more Afghan provinces are casuing serious concern," she said. "Efforts to establish contacts between Kabul and Taliban have not yielded serious results so far."
She said that the second meeting of the four-lateral Contact Group (Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States) that had been held in Kabul on January 18 had agreed only a part of the roadmap to organize such talks. "We expect results from a meeting due to take place in Islamabad on February 6," she added.