On the night of Thursday to Friday, another group of people evacuated from Kabul landed at the airport in Warsaw, said Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak. This is the third transport with Poles and Polish collaborators leaving Afghanistan after the Taliban took power in the country.
The Embraer E195LR departed on Thursday from the Navoi International Airport in Uzbekistan. After more than two hours, the machine landed in the capital of Georgia, and then took off towards Warsaw. Eventually, around 2 am from Thursday to Friday, the plane landed at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw.
Evacuation from Afghanistan
The information about the evacuees was confirmed on Friday morning by the Minister of National Defense. “Another group of people evacuated from Kabul landed in Warsaw. The Polish Army has been helping people who cooperated with the PMC and Polish diplomacy leave Afghanistan for several months. Words of appreciation to the soldiers involved in this operation” – wrote Błaszczak on Twitter.
Evacuation of Poles and Afghan collaborators from Kabul
This is the third transport with Poles evacuated from Kabul, Polish colleagues and their families. One plane from Uzbekistan landed in Poland on Wednesday evening, and another one on Thursday morning. The evacuation 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.
The Taliban took Kabul
When the United States withdrew most of its troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban occupied much of the country’s territory. On Sunday, they entered the country’s capital Kabul and took control of the presidential palace. US forces had to halt all evacuations on Monday after the Kabul airport was crowded with thousands of people wanting to leave Afghanistan’s capital, seized by the Taliban on Sunday. Flights resumed on Tuesday morning.
Main photo source: Twitter./@mblaszczak