Last month, Ashraf Ghani left Kabul for the United Arab Emirates after the Afghan capital had been seized by the Taliban* group as part of their sweeping offensive in the wake of withdrawing US and NATO forces.
Exiled Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned about the hacking of his Facebook account, where a call purportedly urging international recognition of the Taliban movement (banned as a terrorist organization in Russia) was published earlier.
The statement included calls for reportedly helping the Islamist group, recognizing it and unfreezing Afghan assets.
After the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, the US froze nearly $9.5 billion in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Union also suspended funding for projects in the Islamic republic.
On 13 September, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told Sputnik that the new Afghan government was prepared to take all possible legal steps to unfreeze Afghanistan’s foreign assets in the United States.