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Famous film director Sahraa Karimi evacuated from Afghanistan to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Karimi and her relatives hid at the airport, then were taken to the military servicemen and put on a plane
11:52, 18 August 2021

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Ukrainian plane evacuated world-famous director Sahraa Karimi from Afghanistan. Karimi wrote about this on Twitter.

In the letter, she thanked the Office of the President of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, which together with Turkish and Slovak partners helped her evacuate.

"All together helped me to get out of Kabul, they also saved other 11 persons," Karimi wrote.

Related: Afghan Vice President claims himself acting head of state, urges residents to fight Taliban

Before leaving Kabul, Karimi said she and her relatives hid at the airport, then were taken to the military servicemen and put on a plane.

At the same time, Karimi noted that she will return to her homeland in 20 days, when her vacation ends.

Sahraa Karimi is the head of the national film company Afghan Film, the first woman in Afghanistan with a doctorate in film production. One of Karimi's latest films Hava, Maryam, Ayesha about pregnancy and abortion in Afghanistan was shown at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.

As it was reported earlier, on August 15, militants of radical movement Taliban took control over all territory of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has resigned. Ghani left the country to prevent bloodshed in the capital.

It soon became known that representatives of the radical Islamist movement Taliban intend to announce the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. In a panic, people tried to leave the country by the only available way - through Kabul airport. Up to 40 people died in the chaos, stampede and shootings.

Related: Facebook bans Taliban-related content

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