And about. United States Ambassador to Afghanistan Ross Wilson left the republic aboard a US Air Force C-17 transport aircraft, which was the last to leave Kabul, one minute before midnight local time. This was announced by the head of the Central Command of the American armed forces Kenneth Mackenzie on Monday, August 30.
“We will soon release photographs of the C-17 transport aircraft that flew Ambassador Ross Wilson,” he said in a US press briefing. Twitter…
In the same briefing, Mackenzie announced the completion of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of the 20-year US mission.
On the same day, the US Civil Aviation Administration announced that the United States no longer controls the Kabul airport. The agency also called for increased caution on aircraft flying from the capital of Afghanistan, to it or via Kabul.
On August 24, the Pentagon confirmed the US intention to complete the evacuation from Afghanistan by August 31, as planned.
On the same day, the radical Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) announced a ban on evacuation from Kabul after August 31. The Taliban blocked the road leading to Kabul airport and allowed only foreigners there.
Also on August 24, the head of the press service of the State Department Ned Price spoke about the discussion of the question of who will own control over the international airport in Kabul, with US allies in Afghanistan, as well as with the Taliban. According to him, Washington will provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan through NGOs that will continue to work in the country.
The situation in Afghanistan aggravated against the background of the withdrawal of the US military, who had been in the country for 20 years. During this time, it was not possible to achieve stable peace in the region and the establishment of the political situation in the country.
On August 15, Taliban fighters entered Kabul, then declared the “end of the war” in Afghanistan. On the same day, President Ashraf Ghani left the country.