"Today, we can say that all Ukrainian citizens who have expressed a desire to leave Afghanistan, who contacted the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, with our military who were in Kabul ... we have already evacuated everyone," he said.
Yermak also noted that Ukrainians who would like to leave the country may remain in Afghanistan, but could not contact diplomats. "I want to assure you that we will not leave any of our citizens who are in trouble or who risk their lives, we will continue to use all our opportunities, all our diplomatic contacts, so the operation to evacuate our citizens will continue, "he added.
In addition, according to Yermak, among the people who were evacuated from Afghanistan are journalists from the leading media (The Wall Street Journal), Global Mail, as well as representatives of the UN and citizens of other states.
According to the American military, there are 5,400 people at the Kabul airport awaiting evacuation from Afghanistan: over the past 24 hours, another 12,500 people were evacuated by 89 flights.