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On August 15, Afghanistan saw the Taliban complete a full-scale offensive by seizing the capital Kabul, which resulted in the collapse of the US-backed civilian government. This development has prompted many people to try to flee the country to avoid possible reprisals from the radical movement.

Sputnik is live from Brussels where the European Justice and Home Affairs ministers are holding a press conference following the extraordinary Council meeting on Afghanistan.

Earlier today, Council of Europe member states should have honored their humanitarian commitments and accepted refugees fleeing Afghanistan following the takeover by the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in Russia), said Dunja Mijatovic, the organization’s human rights commissioner. Monday.

According to the official, while some governments and local authorities have promised to accept Afghan refugees, others have hinted or taken steps to prevent an influx of people from the Central Asian country.

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EU Justice and Home Ministers hold press conference after their meeting on Afghanistan

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