A press briefing by Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz is scheduled for 9 am on Wednesday. It is to be devoted to the evacuation action from Afghanistan.
Przydacz announced the end of the evacuation action on Wednesday. “After analyzing all kinds of security reports in depth, we can no longer risk the lives of our diplomats, our military,” he said.
Also on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on Twitter that “by evacuating from Afghanistan, Poland is fulfilling allied obligations under NATO and other formats.” “We helped the citizens of Lithuania, the Netherlands and Afghanistan, including the employees of the International Monetary Fund” – underlined. The ministry also informed that the evacuation lists are constantly updated and verified by the Polish authorities.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed that as part of the Polish evacuation operation from Afghanistan, 12 planes have so far taken away, taking over 850 people, and all Polish citizens who asked for help reached Poland.
Evacuation from Afghanistan
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. EU and NATO countries evacuate their citizens and their associates from Afghanistan.
The Polish Military Contingent, consisting of up to 100 people, went to Afghanistan. It supports the evacuation of Afghan collaborators of Poland and other NATO countries from this country.
The evacuation carried out by the Polish services was carried out by military planes from Kabul to Uzbekistan, from where the evacuees were transported to Poland by the civil planes of PLL “LOT”. The first plane with evacuees landed in Warsaw on Wednesday, August 18. Ultimately, all six Polish citizens who turned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and several hundred Afghan collaborators of the Polish services were evacuated. Poland also evacuated collaborators of allied states and international institutions, including employees of the International Monetary Fund.
Main photo source: Marcin Obara / PAP