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To date, It Is Planned to Land Three Aircrafts from Afghanistan to Evacuate 360 People, Including 80 Ukrainians

August 28, 2021 / “Interfax-Ukraine” News Agency
To date, It Is Planned to Land Three Aircrafts from Afghanistan to Evacuate 360 People, Including 80 Ukrainians

On Saturday, August 28, three aircrafts with evacuees from Afghanistan will arrive in Kyiv, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin has said.

“To date, it is planned to land three aircrafts carrying 360 people. According to preliminary information of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, there are about 80 Ukrainian citizens on board. After all the procedures and verification of documents are completed, we will be able to provide more accurate information,” Yenin told reporters at Boryspil airport, where the first two aircrafts with evacuees had landed.

He clarified that the landing of the third aircraft is expected within one or two hours.

Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andrii Taran stressed that the evacuation operation had been headed by employees of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine. “At the same time, the evacuation was coordinated with Ukraine’s foreign partners, including the USA, the United Kingdom and Lithuania,” he said.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermak noted that the aircrafts – one military aircraft and two civil ones – were moving through Pakistan. People were directly guided to their seats in Islamabad.

“When the third aircraft arrives, it will be clear who arrived by which aircraft, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide you with comprehensive information,” he explained.