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Afghanistan. Michał Dworczyk: 250 people volunteered for the evacuation

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Three Polish military planes flew to Kabul to help in the evacuation of Afghanistan taken over by the Taliban. According to the head of the Prime Minister’s office, Michał Dworczyk, 250-260 people volunteered for evacuation. They are mainly collaborators of the Polish mission in Afghanistan, but also several Polish citizens.

Poland sent three military planes to Afghanistanto be used for evacuation from Kabul. The first of them – according to PAP information – landed in the capital taken over by the Taliban on Wednesday morning.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the Polish Air ForceMaciej Kulczyński / PAP

Dworczyk: 250 people volunteered for evacuation

Dworczyk said in an interview with a TVN24 reporter that between 250-260 people volunteered for the evacuation from Afghanistan. Most of them are Afghans who were involved in the Polish mission in Afghanistan. There are also several Polish citizens.

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Dworczyk noted, however, that not all of them will end up on the planes, which may be caused, among other things, by problems with reaching the Kabul airport. Some may also choose not to evacuate.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki informed that about 100 people were to be on the evacuation list. He also reported that Poland was cooperating with Uzbekistan to carry out the evacuation as logistically as possible. Polish military planes will be used on the Kabul-Uzbekistan route and will transport people evacuated to Poland. – Everything is organized in such a way that we can also help our allies – he assured.


Two Polish women evacuated by the Czechs

On Tuesday evening, a Czech military plane, carrying 87 people from Kabul, landed at the military airport near Prague. Two Polish women were among the evacuees, the Czech ambassador to Kabul, Czech diplomats and Afghan collaborators.

Main photo source: Jakub Kaczmarczyk / PAP

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