MOSCOW, August 16. /TASS/. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani deserves to go on trial before the Afghan people for fleeing the country in the most disgraceful manner, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Monday in an interview with the Zvezda (or Star) TV channel, published on the news outlet’s website.
According to him, Ghani "did not just leave Afghanistan, he fled, and in the most disgraceful manner, too. He is the man who addressed the Afghan people the day before yesterday, claiming that he was ready to take the last stand and sacrifice his life. And here is what really happened. His election raised questions, he misgoverned the country and eventually fled. This is all I can say about the man. He deserves to go on trial before the Afghan people," Kabulov pointed out.
Ghani earlier announced that he was stepping down to prevent bloodshed and left the country as members of the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) entered Kabul on Sunday, meeting no resistance, and started to take control of government buildings and police stations abandoned by government forces. The Taliban announced later that they had taken control of all districts of the capital.