The plane of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine flew to Kabul to evacuate Ukrainian citizens and foreigners, but stopped in Oman and is waiting now for permission to take off. This was reported by the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"Today, August 18, a military aircraft Il-76MD of the 25th transport aviation brigade of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine flew from the military sector of the Boryspil airport to Kabul (Afghanistan) with a mission to evacuate Ukrainian citizens and foreigners," the message says.
The General Staff explains that at present there is no safe corridor for access to the Kabul airport, where the situation remains partially uncontrollable. Therefore, the Ukrainian plane is now in Oman, where it is waiting for permission to safely enter the airspace of Afghanistan.
As we reported earlier, the plane of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine took off for Afghanistan for a possible evacuation of Ukrainians.
On August 15, militants of radical movement Taliban seized Afghanistan.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have decided to leave the country. However, after the Taliban took control of all of Afghanistan's state borders, so they could only leave through Kabul airport. Because of that, the capital's airport was in chaos.
But the day before it became known that the airspace over Kabul was closed for the flight of any civilian aircraft, only military aircraft can fly there.