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12 Ukrainian troopers stuck at US military base in Kabul

Source : 112 Ukraine

Taliban fighters took their weapons away and ordered to stay put; no conflict occurred
15:45, 17 August 2021

112 Agency

12 Ukrainian military servicemen have been stuck at the military base in Kabul. They are still waiting for evacuation, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reports as cited by Channel 24.

According to the authority, Ukraine's embassy stays in touch with them; it will be informing them about further steps, as soon as the opportunity of evacuation occurs. 

Natalya, the sister of one of the servicemen said that Taliban fighters came to that base; fortunately, no violence occurred. The Talibs took their weapons away and ordered to stay put. The servicemen are staying on the base.

According to Natalya, the aircraft departed from Kabul; eight Ukrainians were avacuated, and the other 72 passengers were foreginers. The troopers were not informed about this round of evacuation.

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According to her, all Americans have been evacuated from the base. Currently, some 40 men are staying there, including Georgians, Romanians and Bulgarians.

The Ukrainian embassy is collecting data about the military men, trying to find the way to evacuate them. They are negiotiating with the Talibs, asking for a corridor for evacuation.

Related: Cargo U.S. plane evacuates 640 refugees from Kabul

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