Stoltenberg Holds Presser After NATO Foreign Ministers' Extraordinary Meeting on Afghanistan

© Sputnik / Aleksei Vitvitsky / Go to the photo bankNATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is holding a press-conference.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is holding a press-conference. - Sputnik International, 1920, 20.08.2021
This past Sunday, Afghanistan saw the Taliban* completing a large-scale offensive by seizing the capital Kabul. The country's president, Ashraf Ghani, has fled to the UAE, claiming he did so in order to prevent bloodshed.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is holding a press conference from Brussels following a virtual extraordinary meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs on the Afghanistan crisis.
Stoltenberg said on Thursday that the military bloc was working closely with the European and international partners on the evacuation missions in Afghanistan. 
The Taliban offensive across Afghanistan was completed on 15 August by the seizure of Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani has left the country, leading to the government's collapse. The movement declared the end of the years-long war.    
The seizure of power has forced thousands of Afghans to seek escape from the country for fear of reprisals from the militants. 
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*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other countries.
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