the Mode of reduction of violence, agreed by the Afghan authorities and the international coalition forces with the Taliban (banned in Russia), shall come into force at midnight on Saturday, February 22, local time. The validity of the mode – one week, it will be preceded by the signing of an agreement between the Taliban and Washington.
Negotiations between US and representatives of the Taliban began in 2018, and actually took place to no avail, reminds TASS. In September last year, the President of the United States Donald trump even stated that negotiations with the group “dead.” However, in January 2020, the Taliban said they expect the imminent signing of a peace Treaty with the US, saying that the draft agreement is ready. In the U.S. demand that the Taliban has shown that it is willing to reduce the intensity of the fighting in Afghanistan.