“The people of Afghanistan should not worry. There will be no attack on the city (Kabul) and there will be a peaceful transfer of power to the transitional government,” he said.
Early on the same day, Reuters quoted sources from the Afghan Interior Ministry as saying that Taliban forces began to enter the capital Kabul from all directions.
According to AFP, a Taliban spokesman directed forces to wait at the entrance of Kabul without entering the city, although some residents said the forces had entered peacefully in some suburbs.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zamir Kabulov also announced on August 15 that Russia is working with other countries to prepare for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Afghanistan as the Taliban prepares to take control of Afghanistan.