Russia Planning to Send Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s deputy leader and negotiator, and other delegation members attend the Afghan peace conference in Moscow, Russia, March 18. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via Reuters/File Photo)

Russia is planning to send food and medicine to Afghanistan soon as humanitarian aid, the RIA news agency cited Russia’s Foreign Ministry as saying on Monday.

Foreign countries greeted the make-up of the new government in Afghanistan with caution and dismay last week after the Taliban appointed hardline veteran figures to top positions, including several with a U.S. bounty on their head.