Situation at Kabul Airport stabilizes; goal of Germany is safe air corridor, - Maas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Foreign Minister states that not only German citizens will be evacuated
15:59, 17 August 2021


The situation at the Kabul Airport is stabilizing step by step and the government of Germany works on the creation of the free air corridor with Afghanistan as Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Mass reported on Twitter.

“The situation at the airport of Kabul has stabilized even more. The Bundeswehr (the Armed Forces of Germany) provides the access. We expect further evacuation flights during the day. That is why the German Embassy has contacted the first group of people, who were evacuated, to make their departure possible,” he wrote.

Related: Biden addresses Americans on situation in Afghanistan

Maas also noted that the main aim of the government of Germany is the creation of a safe air corridor with Afghanistan to evacuate “German citizens, local officials and other people” as soon as possible.

On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 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.

Related: Biden: American troops cannot die in a war that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for

It was reported that the air space over Kabul is closed for a flight of any civilian planes; only military aviation can fly there.

As we reported, Ukraine evacuated from Afghanistan on its plane Ukrainians and the citizens of four more countries. Later, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky specified on Twitter that almost 80 people were evacuated from Afghanistan on the Ukrainian plane. The number includes eight Ukrainians and citizens of other states who asked about the urgent evacuation.

Related: Taliban announces general amnesty for official, urges them to return to work

As of the morning of August 17, 120 Ukrainians have asked to evacuate them from Afghanistan.


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