Over 70 Ukrainians want to leave Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The embassies of Ukraine in Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan develop the routes of evacuation
21:57, 16 August 2021

Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevhen Yenin

74 citizens of Ukraine stated that they would like to leave Afghanistan amid the deterioration of the social and economic situation as Ukraine 24 TV channel reported citing Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin.

As of today, the Embassy of Ukraine in Tadzhikistan has established a direct connection with 74 citizens of Ukraine and members of their families who expressed the desire to return to Ukraine taking into account the sharp deterioration of the social and economic situation in Afghanistan,” Yenin reported.

He also recommended the Ukrainians, who would like to leave the country, to appeal to the hotline of the Foreign Ministry of embassies of Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan. The diplomatic establishments develop the routes of evacuation.

Related: Two Ukrainian diplomatic missions monitoring situation in Afghanistan,- Foreign minister

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.

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.

On Sunday, Taliban militants stated to take control over the whole territory of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country a few hours after the radical Taliban entered Kabul.

Related: Air space over Kabul is closed for civilian flights

As we reported, militants of the radical Taliban entered the presidential palace and took it under their control.

Taliban militants held an offensive amid the withdrawal of the American forces from Afghanistan.

In May 2021, the final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began on May 1, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.

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