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Speaking at a UN Security Council session on Afghanistan, Churkin said that Russia called on Afghanistan to settle the crisis around the presidential elections peacefully.
“The majority of population and main political forces in Afghanistan need to recognize the polls results,” the diplomat said. “Evidently, a solution to the issue about the would-be president should be found exclusively inside the country.”
The candidates refused to recognize the outcome accusing each other of fraud. An audit of disputable votes was finished but it failed to bring to an end the presidential race officially started on February 1.
The lengthy political crisis has already withdrawn five billion U.S. dollars from the Afghan budget and put the country on the brink of bankruptcy.