“We consider unacceptable the situation in which the American authorities illegally withhold financial resources belonging to the Afghan people,” the Telegram message says.

The department emphasized that the population of Afghanistan is experiencing an unprecedented socio-economic crisis, while Washington's actions exacerbate the suffering of Afghans and provoke a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya called the US attempts to shift responsibility for the situation in Afghanistan hypocritical.

On June 23, Deputy Head of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Ramiz Alakbarov, said that since August 2021, the Afghan economy has shrunk by 30-40%.