Behind the entry of the Taliban into Kabul Last Sunday, August 15, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stepped down from his post. After the United States left the country, the insurgent troops have been advancing and gaining strength. Now, many citizens, fearing changes, they want leave Afghanistan desperately and in recent days we have seen terrible images of the airport in Kabul, the capital of the country, full of people who want to leave Afghanistan.
What happens to the Spanish residents in Afghanistan?
Spain, for its part, has some citizens and diplomats living within the borders of Afghanistan and he is already working to repatriate them. As reported The country, has already taken off the first of the two A400M military aircraft that the Spanish Armed Forces intend to send to repatriate Spaniards living in Afghanistan, Embassy personnel and some Afghans who collaborated with Spain.
The plane, which has departed from the Zaragoza air baseIt is manned by a team from the Military Civic Cooperation Battalion (CIMIC) of the Land Army and the Air Deployment Support Squadron (EADA) of the Air Force. The aircraft has Capacity for 116 soldiers and it is estimated that both planes will repatriate between 500 and 600 people.
Two planes of @Defensagob They are ready for the repatriation of embassy personnel in Afghanistan, collaborators and Spaniards who remain in the country.
The international community must guarantee the safety and dignity of the Afghan people, especially the most vulnerable. pic.twitter.com/meBv0QPERo
– Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) August 16, 2021
According to the Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the staff of the Spanish Embassy in Afghanistan you are already at Kabul airport and, as indicated in an interview on Cadena SER, the situation for compatriots was “safe.”
Meanwhile, according to The confidential, The UK, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy have already repatriated some of their citizens from Afghanistan. The United Kingdom, for its part, has evacuated 370 people during the weekendaccording to British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.