One year ago today, the Russian military launched an attack on Ukraine—a war that has left thousands of people dead and wounded but still continues.
The war in Ukraine has caused damages in economic and political affairs of the world, including Afghanistan.
“The war in Ukraine had three main effects on Afghanistan. First, the US pulled out of Afghanistan in chaos, and secondly it had a negative impact on the situation in Afghanistan—that it caused a rise in food and fuel prices, thirdly, the attention of the world has diminished towards Afghanistan,” said Nimatullah Bizhanpor, an international relations’ analyst.
The analysts said that the war in Ukraine distracted the international community’s attention on Afghanistan.
“At the moment, the international community and regional counties cannot escape from their responsibilities regarding Afghanistan. They should pay attention,” said Mohammad Bashar, a political analyst.
Economists said that Afghanistan, as one of the countries that relies on imports, has been severely affected economically by the war in Ukraine.
“The war in Ukraine caused a rise in the prices of fuel and food materials...” said Abdul Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of Economy.
“This severe war caused Afghanistan to be forgotten in political, economic and humanitarian affairs. Obviously, the Afghan issue is not being prioritized,” said Sayed Jawad Sijadi, a university instructor.
According to reports, around 250,000 Russian and Ukrainian troops have been killed or wounded in this war.