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Over 100 Ukrainians still remain in Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The head of the President's Office: the evacuation mission will continue in the coming days
11:14, 23 August 2021

Andriy Yermak Facebook

Currently, over 100 Ukrainian citizens remain in Afghanistan. Ukraine promises to evacuate them in the near future. This was stated by head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak on his Facebook page.

"We will not leave any Ukrainian in trouble, no matter where he is in the world. Now more than 100 Ukrainian citizens remain in Afghanistan, so the evacuation mission will continue in the coming days," he said.

As reported earlier, due to the large number of citizens wanting to evacuate from Afghanistan, the airport in Kabul is closed for 48 hours. People in the hope of evacuation are sitting at the airfield in the open air. The US and other countries have guided their nationals not to come to the airport as it is almost impossible to push through thousands of people and enter the main gate. Washington has hinted that US troops might begin operations outside Kabul airport to rescue citizens.

August 21, a military aircraft Il-76MD of the 25th Transport Aviation Brigade of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took off from the Kabul airport (Afghanistan).

August 22, An Il-76MD military aircraft from Afghanistan landed in Ukraine and evacuated 83 people. Most of them were foreigners. 

August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos is observed.

The mass media reported that up to 40 people died in the crowd and during the shooting. Later, it was reported that 12 people died in the chaos at the Kabul Airport according to the Taliban.

Besides, the UN secret document states that the Talibans activate the search of people, who, according to them, worked for the U.S. and NATO forces, including among the crowd at the Kabul Airport.

 

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