Afghan Believer Says, Putin Invasion Looks a Lot Like the Taliban

Header depicts Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with members of his government via video conference on March 10, 2022. (Wikimedia Commons)

Today, on day 42 of Russia’s invasion, Ukraine’s President warns that Vladimir Putin will not back down until he controls all of Ukraine.

Hossein*, an Afghan believer working with Heart4Iran, says Russia’s actions in Ukraine look like the Taliban’s takeover of his country eight months ago.

“In Russia, all the magazine against the government is closed, parties or people arrested; the same [happened] in Afghanistan. They want to control everything and want people [to] accept what they say. They don’t accept anyone [who is] against them,” Hossein says.

“Dictatorship is a dictatorship; no matter if it’s communism or Islamic, all dictatorship does the same thing.”

Hossein says Afghans still feel betrayed today, especially by the United States, after the troop withdrawal. “What I hear from many people is they get so hopeless. All of us know that was the [worst] transition ever,” he states.

“Many Afghans had this expectation: that [one day, a] transition supposed to happen. But the bad transition [destroyed] all the past 20 years’ achievement. That’s why people [are] very hopeless, and they [think they are] forgotten.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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