| 24 May 2024, Friday |

Russia to evacuate more than 500 citizens from Afghanistan -Interfax

Russian Defence Ministry said that his country will use four military transport aircraft to evacuate more than 500 citizens from Afghanistan, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.

“On August 25, by order from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defence Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu organized the evacuation by military transport aircraft of over 500 citizens of the Russian Federation, CSTO member states (Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and Ukraine from the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,” Interfax cited the ministry’s statement.

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