Several dozen Ukrainian citizens were evacuated from the Afghan capital Kabul, which was seized by Taliban fighters. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on his Twitter page.
"Due to the growing violence in Afghanistan, Ukraine is stepping up its efforts to safely return its citizens home. More than 30 Ukrainians have been evacuated from Kabul today. They will be safe soon," the head of state said.
As we reported earlier, Taliban fighters took control of the entire territory of Afghanistan on Sunday, August 15th.
They also entered the presidential palace and took it under their control. This was reported by Reuters, citing two high-ranking movement commanders in Kabul.
The Afghan government has not confirmed this information.
Information about the seizure of the presidential palace comes amid reports that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country a few hours after the radical Taliban entered Kabul.
Ghani and a number of high-ranking officials flew to Tajikistan. The publication reports that Ali Ahmad Jalali, who previously headed the Afghan Interior Ministry, may be appointed head of the new transitional government.