Merkel and Putin to discuss Afghanistan,other Major Issues. But Trump led UK,France & Trump/Putin Proxies are ignorant & myopic of what Iran Can act at any prompt critical Time.The Current Afghan Peace Negotiation with Russia,China & Other Western Allies,without Iran,is tactically Wrong,But the Joe Biden's All inclusive/Sides Peace Negotiation with Russia,China & Other Western Allies,with Iran,is the Best.Experts opined that US can partner with Iranian Foreign Minister led Moderate Iran on Afghan Separate Stay,which excludes former double standard Western Allies & their Spying Embassies,closed with the US Security to monitor them.

Russia targets lawyers over Media Comments on the Treason Case,organized by the Putin Russia Hegemony & Associates,as to continue to loot Russia in the name of Leadership.

MOSCOW (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to Russia Friday to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan, the separatist conflict in Ukraine and Moscow’s treatment of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, among other issues.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, presents flowers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their meeting in the Kreml

(1 of 10) Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, presents flowers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. The talks between Merkel and Putin are expected to focus on Afghanistan, the Ukrainian crisis and the situation in Belarus among other issues. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during their meeting in the Kremlin in Mosco

(2 of 10) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. The talks between Merkel and Putin are expected to focus on Afghanistan, the Ukrainian crisis and the situation in Belarus among other issues. (Evgeny Odinokov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, presents flowers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their meeting in the Kreml

(3 of 10) Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, presents flowers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. The talks between Merkel and Putin are expected to focus on Afghanistan, the Ukrainian crisis and the situation in Belarus among other issues. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Fr

(4 of 10) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, prior to talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The talks between Merkel and Putin are expected to focus on Afghanistan, the Ukrainian crisis and the situation in Belarus among other issues.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin smile during their meeting in the Kremlin in Mos

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Fr

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center right, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Rus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, arrives for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia,

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, arrives for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center right, leaves after a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow

August 20, 2021

Merkel’s visit to Moscow comes as she is nearing the end of her almost 16-year-long leadership of Germany. Despite sharp differences, she has maintained close contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for more than two decades.

“Even though we certainly have deep differences today, we speak to each other -- and that should continue to happen,” Merkel said as she sat down for talks with Putin in the Kremlin. She said Libya, Afghanistan, bilateral and trade relations and civil society issues would feature in Friday’s talks.

Putin noted the importance of ties with Germany and hailed Merkel's role in developing them. “Germany is one of our key partners in Europe and the entire world thanks to your efforts over the past 16 years,” he said.

Before the talks, Merkel laid flowers at the Unknown Soldier's Tomb near the Kremlin wall to honor the Soviet victims of World War II. High on the agenda of Friday's talks is the situation in eastern Ukraine. Germany and France have sought to help broker a peaceful settlement to end the fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists that has killed more than 14,000 since 2014.

Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said earlier this week that “Russia could do much more” to help the settlement. Merkel plans to travel back to Berlin on Friday night and head to Kyiv on Sunday to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Seibert noted that Friday's talks will also touch on the situation in Russia's ally Belarus, where authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko has unleashed a sweeping crackdown on dissent. That followed protests against his re-election for a sixth term in an August 2020 vote which the opposition and the West denounced as rigged.

Merkel visited Russia on the anniversary of Navalny's falling gravely ill on a plane over Siberia on Aug. 20, 2020. At his wife's insistence, he was flown for medical treatment to Germany, where officials said tests revealed he had been poisoned with a Soviet-developed nerve agent.

Navalny, who is Putin’s most outspoken critic, spent five months in Germany recuperating from the poisoning that he blamed on the Kremlin — an accusation that Russian authorities reject. Upon his return to Russia in January, Navalny was immediately arrested and a month later received a 2½-year prison sentence for violating the terms of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction that he dismissed as politically motivated.

“This still unsolved case is putting a very severe burden on the relationship with Russia,” Seibert said. “Mr. Navalny is wrongfully imprisoned.” Earlier this week, Russia’s Foreign Ministry rejected accusations over Navalny's poisoning as a “planned provocation” by the West to discredit Russia.

Merkel, 67, who grew up in communist East Germany and is fluent in Russian, has always stressed that relations with Russia can only improve through dialogue. Her visit to Moscow could be one of her last trips abroad as chancellor since she is not running in Germany's national election next month. It’s not clear when she will step down, because the outgoing government remains in place until a new one is formed, a process that could drag on for months.

Putin, 68, speaks fluent German that he polished while serving as an officer in the Soviet KGB secret service in East Germany during the 1980s. Another topic of discussion with Putin will likely be the nearly finished Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will carry natural gas from Russia to Germany. The project has angered the United States and some European countries, but the U.S. and Germany announced a deal last month to allow its completion.

Critics say the pipeline threatens European energy security, heightens Russia’s influence and poses risks to Ukraine and Poland in bypassing both countries.

Grieshaber reported from Berlin. Associated Press writers Geir Moulson, Frank Jordans and Dorothee Thiesing in Berlin contributed to this report.

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Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after Government Collapses.as Afghan Govt cannot Collapse,when Iran intervene.The Taliban closed in on Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul,as Taliban cheat Victory,but Cannot last,as helicopters were seen evacuating People from the U.S. Embassy in what was widely deemed Democrat President Joe Biden’s “Saigon” moment.But Trump led UK ,France & Trump/Putin Proxies are ignorant & myopic of what Iran Can act at any prompt critical Time.The Current Afghan Peace Negotiation with Russia,China & Other Western Allies,without Iran,is tactically Wrong,But the Joe Biden's All inclusive/Sides Peace Negotiation with Russia,China & Other Western Allies,with Iran,is the Best.

The World is watching the Taliban,being secretly sponsored & tele-guided by the Pakistan Group with the connivance of UK/France & aided by Russia/China,which excluded Iran,is a heavy problem.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban swept into Afghanistan's capital Sunday after the government collapsed and the embattled president joined an exodus of his fellow citizens and foreigners,signaling the end of a costly two-decade U.S. campaign to remake the country.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabu

(1 of 20) Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabu

(2 of 20) Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabu

(3 of 20) Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabu

(4 of 20) Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabu

(5 of 20) Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in K

(6 of 20) In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul as part of a 600-strong UK-force sent to assist with Operation PITTING to rescue British nationals in Afghanistan amidst the worsening security situation there. (Leading Hand Ben Shred/Ministry of Defence via AP)

The Taliban flag flies at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021

(7 of 20) The Taliban flag flies at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters poses for a photograph while raising their flag Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial g

(8 of 20) Taliban fighters pose for a photograph while raising their flag Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabu

(9 of 20) Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabu

(10 of 20) Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Smoke rises next to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, late Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

(11 of 20) Smoke rises next to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, late Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021

In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in K

(12 of 20) In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul as part of a 600-strong UK-force sent to assist with Operation PITTING to rescue British nationals in Afghanistan amidst the worsening security situation there. (Leading Hand Ben Shred/Ministry of Defence via AP)

In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in K

13 of 20) In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul as part of a 600-strong UK-force sent to assist with Operation PITTING to rescue British nationals in Afghanistan amidst the worsening security situation there. (Leading Hand Ben Shred/Ministry of Defence via AP)

In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in K

(14 of 20) In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul as part of a 600-strong UK-force sent to assist with Operation PITTING to rescue British nationals in Afghanistan amidst the worsening security situation there. (Leading Hand Ben Shred/Ministry of Defence via AP)

In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in K

(15 of 20) In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul as part of a 600-strong UK-force sent to assist with Operation PITTING to rescue British nationals in Afghanistan amidst the worsening security situation there. (Leading Hand Ben Shred/Ministry of Defence via AP)

In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in K

(16 of 20) In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul as part of a 600-strong UK-force sent to assist with Operation PITTING to rescue British nationals in Afghanistan amidst the worsening security situation there. (Leading Hand Ben Shred/Ministry of Defence via AP)

In this photo prvided by the Ministry Of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, British Forces from 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive

(17 of 20) In this photo provided by the Ministry Of Defence on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, British Forces from 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in the Afghan capital of Kabul to assist in evacuating British nationals and entitled persons as part of Operation PITTING amidst the worsening security situation there. (Leading Hand Ben Shred/MOD via AP)

Taliban fighters pray while raising their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanista

(18 of 20) Taliban fighters pray while raising their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanistan, Sunday, Au

(19 of 20) Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

The Taliban flag flies at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021

(20 of 20) The Taliban flag flies at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

August 16, 2021

Heavily armed Taliban fighters fanned out across the capital, and several entered Kabul's abandoned presidential palace. Suhail Shaheen,a Taliban spokesman and negotiator, told The Associated Press that the militants would hold talks in the coming days aimed at forming an “open, inclusive Islamic government."

Earlier, a Taliban official said the group would announce from the palace the restoration of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the formal name of the country under Taliban rule before the militants were ousted by U.S.-led forces in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, which were orchestrated by al-Qaida while it was being sheltered by the Taliban. But that plan appeared to be on hold.

Kabul was gripped by panic. Helicopters raced overhead throughout the day to evacuate personnel from the U.S. Embassy. Smoke rose near the compound as staff destroyed important documents, and the American flag was lowered. Several other Western missions also prepared to pull their people out.

Fearful that the Taliban could reimpose the kind of brutal rule that all but eliminated women’s rights, Afghans rushed to leave the country, lining up at cash machines to withdraw their life savings. The desperately poor — who had left homes in the countryside for the presumed safety of the capital — remained in parks and open spaces throughout the city.

Though the Taliban had promised a peaceful transition, the U.S. Embassy suspended operations and warned Americans late in the day to shelter in place and not try to get to the airport. Commercial flights were suspended after sporadic gunfire erupted at the Kabul airport, according to two senior U.S. military officials. Evacuations continued on military flights, but the halt to commercial traffic closed off one of the last routes available for fleeing Afghans.

Dozens of nations called on all parties involved to respect and facilitate the departure of foreigners and Afghans who wish to leave. More than 60 nations released the joint statement distributed by the U.S. State Department late Sunday night Washington time. The statement says that those in power and authority across Afghanistan “bear responsibility — and accountability — for the protection of human life and property, and for the immediate restoration of security and civil order.”

The nations’ statement also says that roads, airports and border crossings must remain open, and that calm must be maintained. Many people watched in disbelief as helicopters landed in the U.S. Embassy compound to take diplomats to a new outpost at the airport. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected comparisons to the U.S. pullout from Vietnam.

“This is manifestly not Saigon,” he said on ABC’s “This Week." The American ambassador was among those evacuated, officials said. He was asking to return to the embassy, but it was not clear if he would be allowed to. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing operations.

As the insurgents closed in, President Ashraf Ghani flew out of the country. “The former president of Afghanistan left Afghanistan, leaving the country in this difficult situation," said Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council and a longtime rival of Ghani. “God should hold him accountable.”

Ghani later posted on Facebook that he left to avert bloodshed in the capital, without saying where he had gone. As night fell, Taliban fighters deployed across Kabul, taking over abandoned police posts and pledging to maintain law and order during the transition. Residents reported looting in parts of the city, including in the upscale diplomatic district, and messages circulating on social media advised people to stay inside and lock their gates.

In a stunning rout, the Taliban seized nearly all of Afghanistan in just over a week, despite the billions of dollars spent by the U.S. and NATO over nearly 20 years to build up Afghan security forces. Just days earlier, an American military assessment estimated that the capital would not come under insurgent pressure for a month.

The fall of Kabul marks the final chapter of America's longest war, which began after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. A U.S.-led invasion dislodged the Taliban and beat them back, but America lost focus on the conflict in the chaos of the Iraq war.

For years, the U.S. sought an exit from Afghanistan. Then-President Donald Trump signed a deal with the Taliban in February 2020 that limited direct military action against the insurgents. That allowed the fighters to gather strength and move quickly to seize key areas when President Joe Biden announced his plans to withdraw all American forces by the end of this month.

After the insurgents entered Kabul, Taliban negotiators discussed a transfer of power, said an Afghan official. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the closed-door negotiations, described them as “tense.”

It remained unclear when that transfer would take place and who among the Taliban was negotiating. The negotiators on the government side included former President Hamid Karzai, leader of Hizb-e-Islami political and paramilitary group Gulbudin Hekmatyar, and Abdullah, who has been a vocal critic of Ghani.

Karzai himself appeared in a video posted online, his three young daughters around him, saying he remained in Kabul. “We are trying to solve the issue of Afghanistan with the Taliban leadership peacefully,” he said.

Afghanistan’s acting defense minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, did not hold back his criticism of the fleeing president. “They tied our hands from behind and sold the country,” he wrote on Twitter. “Curse Ghani and his gang.”

The Taliban earlier insisted that their fighters would not enter people’s homes or interfere with businesses and said they would offer “amnesty” to those who worked with the Afghan government or foreign forces.

But there have been reports of revenge killings and other brutal tactics in areas of the country the Taliban have seized in recent days. Reports of gunfire at the airport raised the specter of more violence. One female journalist, weeping, sent voice messages to colleagues after armed men entered her apartment building and banged on her door.

“What should I do? Should I call the police or Taliban?” Getee Azami cried. It wasn't clear what happened to her after that. An Afghan university student described feeling betrayed as she watched the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy.

“You failed the younger generation of Afghanistan,” said Aisha Khurram, 22, who is now unsure whether she will be able to graduate in two months. She said her generation was “hoping to build the country with their own hands. They put blood, effort and sweat into whatever we had right now."

Sunday began with the Taliban seizing Jalalabad, the last major city besides the capital not in their hands. Afghan officials said the militants also took the capitals of Maidan Wardak, Khost, Kapisa and Parwan provinces, as well as the country's last government-held border post.

Later, Afghan forces at Bagram Air Base, home to a prison housing 5,000 inmates, surrendered to the Taliban, according to Bagram district chief Darwaish Raufi. The prison at the former U.S. base held both Taliban and Islamic State group fighters.

Akhgar and Faiez reported from Istanbul and Gambrell from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Associated Press writers Kathy Gannon in Guelph, Canada; Joseph Krauss in Jerusalem; Matthew Lee in Washington; James LaPorta in Boca Raton, Florida; Aya Batrawy in Dubai; and Frank Jordans in Berlin contributed to this report.

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