Speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said earlier this week that Russia would be represented at the inauguration by ambassador-level officials, RIA news agency reported.
The bloc will have to talk to the Taliban after the group seized control of Afghanistan, says the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
Flights from Kandahar airport were cancelled when rockets hit the runway, an official said, as the Taliban pressed on with their sweeping offensive across the country.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says “atrocities” committed by the insurgents in Afghanistan “certainly do not speak well to the Taliban’s intentions for the country as a whole”.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
"Although we (Taliban) have the upper hand on the battlefield, we are very serious about talks and dialogue," a spokesperson of the Afghan insurgent group tells Reuters.
As a Taliban offensive spreads across Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be hoping for a significant commitment of aid post troop withdrawal with Joe Biden expected to pressure the Afghan leader to strike a deal with the insurgents.
President Ashraf Ghani offers a share in power to Taliban, provided the militant group "gives up the war" as Afghanistan celebrates Victory Day to mark Mujahideen's overthrowing of Soviet-backed Kabul regime in 1992.
Victims include doctors who worked at the Puli Charkhi prison, Kabul's main penitentiary that house hundreds of Taliban inmates.
In a separate attack that went unclaimed, a roadside bombing in eastern Ghazni province killed at least three police officers, including a district police chief.
Almost nine million people have registered to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election, which is more than three years late and only the third since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
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