A boy named Amin, who arrived in Russia aboard the evacuation board of the Russian Ministry of Defense, spoke about how the flight went.
According to him, the flight lasted two hours. Amin said that he was pleased with the arrival in the country, and also noted that the doctors accompanying the plane helped all citizens on the plane. In addition, the boy, in response to questions, said that the food on board the evacuation plane was delicious, and most of all he liked Russian cookies.
Two evacuation boards of the Russian Defense Ministry from Afghanistan landed at Chkalovsky airport in the Moscow region earlier on August 26.
The process of evacuating Russians from Afghanistan was carried out on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the same time, three cargo-and-passenger aircraft of the Il-76 military transport aviation were made double-decker. Also, for the export of citizens from Afghanistan, another plane is involved – the passenger Il-62. The list of evacuees included 511 people.
In the planes there were brigades of military doctors who, in case of an emergency, could provide the necessary assistance. Russian planes evacuated both Russian citizens and citizens of the CSTO member countries and Ukraine. One of the planes has already landed in Tajikistan, where several evacuated citizens of this country got off. Also, two planes landed in Kyrgyzstan, where evacuated citizens of the republic were delivered.
The situation in Afghanistan has escalated after the start of the withdrawal of American troops who have been in the country since 2001. Militants of the radical Taliban movement launched an offensive on the country’s major cities and entered Kabul on August 15, announcing the end of the war. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani resigned on the same day and left the country.
In this regard, diplomatic missions of a number of countries began to evacuate their employees. The evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans working for foreign missions is carried out through the only airport in Kabul, which is controlled by the United States and its NATO allies.