Russia does not plan to evacuate its embassy in Kabul as Taliban fighters entered the Afghan capital, foreign ministry official Zamir Kabulov told Russian agencies Sunday.

Iran PressEurope: Russia's special envoy for Afghanistan at the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow still does not recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan's legal authority.

Zamir Kabulov, Russia's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Director of the Second Asia Division at the Russian Foreign Ministry, confirmed that Moscow is ready to cooperate with the transitional government in Afghanistan.

Earlier, the Russian embassy in Afghanistan announced that Russia is ready to cooperate with the Afghan transitional government.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that the Taliban have guaranteed the security of the Russian embassy and other embassies in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Kabulov said Russia had no plans to close its embassy in Kabul.

As the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani flew out of Kabul to Tajikistan today.

Unofficial reports indicate that Taliban forces have entered Kabul. 219