The escape of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the fall of the Afghan government without serious resistance put Ghani’s name on the tongues. Most of the world’s leading media widely covered the news of the fall of the Afghan government and the escape of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
More than a few months after Ghani’s escape, his name is back on the tongues. From prominent analysts to international media reporters, former Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is being compared to VLADIMIR ZELINSKY’s escape.
Ghani’s escape and the fall of his government caused a great deal of notoriety for Afghanistan worldwide. On the contrary, the resistance of the Ukrainian people and the resistance of the President of the country to the military campaign of Russia, the second largest military power in the world, has led to the admiration of the world.
Social media users in Afghanistan humorously compare the escape of senior Afghan government officials and the resistance of Ukrainian officials by posting photoshopped photos of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and fugitive Afghan political leaders. Stinging satires that are referred to Ghani and his government.
In other words, as much as the fall of the Afghan government and Ghani’s escape made him and Afghanistan infamous, now the resistance of the Ukrainian people to the fierce attacks of the Russian army has led to the popularity of Volodymyr Zelinsky and the Ukrainian resistance around the world.
From ordinary people to politicians and senior officials in various countries, everyone admires the resilience of the Ukrainian people and the courage of Volodymyr Zelinsky. To the extent that members of the European Parliament stood up in respect of Ukraine and Zelensky and praised the resistance of the Ukrainians.
The US President’s annual address to the House of Representatives is the most important political event in the United States since the presidential election. President Biden began his annual address on Ukraine, and his ambassador to the United States was one of the special guests.
As analysts had predicted, US President Joe Biden, during his annual speech on the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, praised the harsh criticism and resistance of the Ukrainian people and President Zelensky to the Russian military.
What was not mentioned in President Biden’s speech was the issue of Afghanistan. Biden did not comment on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the immediate withdrawal of those at risk, the current turmoil and the fate of the country’s political future.
Perhaps President Biden’s indifference to Afghanistan indicates that, once the war in Ukraine begins, Afghanistan is no longer important to the United States, and US foreign policy will be more focused on political-security developments between Russia and Ukraine.
The reaction of other countries to the political developments in Afghanistan and Ukraine is similar to that of the United States. It seems that the leaders of the world powers and the leaders of European countries are no longer interested in dealing with Afghanistan, and their main focus is on resolving the conflict in Ukraine.
Putin is believed to have captured the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in two to three days, ending the war with the fall of the government and the escape of Volodymyr Zelinsky; But the resistance of the Ukrainian people and government upset the equation.
While people around the world are closely following developments in Ukraine; The resistance of the Russian people to the Russian army has taken the world by surprise, and social media has become a powerful propaganda arm for the Ukrainian resistance.
It is astonishing to the world that the Ukrainian people are standing empty-handed in front of Russian armored tanks, blocking their way to major cities, especially Kiev, the capital. Undoubtedly, Zelensky’s courage and his stand by the people have strengthened the morale of the Ukrainians in the war.
On the other hand, it was painful to see images of Afghan security forces fleeing and throwing stones and sticks at armored vehicles, and in the eyes of military experts, the main cause of the collapse of the Afghan security forces was the mismanagement of senior political officials and the commander-in-chief.
It can be said that the resistance of the Ukrainians against the attacks of the Russian army has divided the world into two categories; Pro-Ukraine and pro-Russia countries. Meanwhile, the people and the President of Ukraine are trying to gain more support from the international community in the unequal battle with Russia.
The Russia-Ukraine war is now being fought on several different fronts: a fierce military war on Ukrainian soil, a diplomatic war between Russian opposition countries and Putin, an economic war and the imposition of tough sanctions on Russia, and a cyber war against Ukraine and against Russia.
However, the cost of resisting heavy ground and air strikes by the Russian military is heavy for the Ukrainians, and Russian warfare with heavy weapons has caused millions of dollars in damage and destruction of Ukrainian buildings and infrastructure; But resistance has brought honor and dignity to Ukrainians.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky has become a popular figure and symbol of courage in the world these days with his resistance to Russia; On the other hand, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the former president of Afghanistan, escaped, discredited Afghanistan and made his name in history as a coward and fugitive.