On Sunday morning, the sixth LOT plane with people evacuated from Afghanistan landed at the Chopin airport in Warsaw. There were about 80 people on board, reports the Polish Press Agency.
After the United States withdrew most of its troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban occupied much of the country’s territory. On August 15, they entered the capital of Kabul and took control of the presidential palace. The countries of the European Union and NATO evacuate their citizens and associates from Afghanistan.
The sixth plane with the evacuees landed in Warsaw
On Sunday, around 7.20 am, the Embraer plane flying from Navoiy in Uzbekistan with a stopover in the Georgian capital Tbilisi landed at Chopin airport. This is the sixth transport with people evacuated from Kabul to have flown to the Polish capital.
So far, five planes with Poles evacuated from Kabul and Polish colleagues and their families have landed in Warsaw. A total of 260 people. All Poles who reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have already been evacuated. The operation, carried out by the Polish services, is carried out by military planes from Kabul to Uzbekistan, from where the evacuated civil planes from PLL “Lot” then reach Poland.
On Friday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, after talking to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, announced that Poland would be responsible for the evacuation of 300 Afghan citizens cooperating with NATO. He announced that they would come first to Poland and then to other NATO countries.
Main photo source: PAP / Paweł Supernak