The Russian embassy in Kabul revealed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash. The RIA news agency reports that some money had to be left behind because it would not all fit. Former Afghan president Ghani left Afghanistan on Sunday as the Taliban invaded Kabul virtually unopposed.
According to his statement, he left in order to avoid bloodshed. Moscow plans to maintain a diplomatic presence in Kabul and hopes to build relations with the Taliban. Although it says it will closely observe their behavior, it is in no hurry to recognize them as the country’s rulers.