Defense Ministry sends planes to evacuate hundreds of people from Kabul

In addition to the Russians from Afghanistan, it is also planned to evacuate citizens of the former Soviet republics and some local residents

The Russian Ministry of Defense sent three military transport aircraft to the capital of Afghanistan. As stated in the message of the military department received by RBC, this aviation group was created on behalf of the President of the country.

Each of the aircraft will carry 36 tons of humanitarian aid to the local population to Afghanistan. In the opposite direction, it is planned to pick up more than 380 citizens of Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Ukraine and Afghanistan. To help these people, military medics with the necessary medical equipment and medicines were sent to Kabul.

Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov told RIA Novosti that the evacuation of citizens from Kabul airport takes place under a 'responsible and constructive' the approach of the Taliban controlling the country (the Taliban organization is recognized as terrorist in Russia and is prohibited). He also said that, among other things, almost 900 Afghan students signed up for the special flights of the Ministry of Defense, who are enrolled in Russian universities and intend to continue their full-time education there.

In August, the Taliban seized most of the territory Afghanistan after the United States and its allies announced the withdrawal of troops from this country. After the storming of Kabul, the Americans and their allies had to urgently evacuate both diplomats and employees of private companies and citizens of Afghanistan who worked for the international coalition.

On August 25, the Russian Defense Ministry planes evacuated about 400 citizens of Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan from Kabul , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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