The eighth plane with the evacuees from Afghanistan landed on Monday before 4 p.m. in Warsaw. According to the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Michał Dworczyk, there were to be over 70 people on board. He added that nearly 100 people will fly in with another plane at night.
Another plane with evacuated people from Afghanistan landed at Warsaw Chopin airport before 4pm. The head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Michał Dworczyk, said earlier at a press conference that there are over 70 people on board the plane.
Dworczyk announced that another Embraer will fly overnight with nearly 100 people on board. – In total, it will be over 500 evacuated Afghans who will go to Warsaw – added the minister.
The head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister emphasized that the evacuation concerns Afghans who cooperated with Poland. – Afghans who have helped Poles in recent years during our mission in this country, helped soldiers of the Polish Army, helped Polish diplomats. Today, we help them and their families, ensuring that they can safely leave Afghanistan and avoid the threat – Dworczyk emphasized.
Dworczyk on possible attacks at the airport in Kabul
Dworczyk spoke about the current situation at the Kabul airport. “It’s getting more and more dangerous,” he emphasized.
– There is information about possible terrorist attacks around the airport and the influx of people who find themselves in this safe zone is smaller and smaller – said the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
As he emphasized, evacuees receive help in Poland – first they are sent to a 10-day quarantine, and applications for refugee status “will be urgently examined”.
The hotel base will be used for assistance
As Dworczyk pointed out, in line with our declarations in this regard, we will also help European Union and NATO countries to evacuate people from Afghanistan. – Therefore, Afghan citizens will come to Poland, who will be able to stay here temporarily – up to three months, and then they will be transferred to the country of their destination, so the procedures will be completely different there – he explained.
He added that this is why their places of stay will not be limited only to the centers of the Office for Foreigners.
– All this means that they will be not only these permanent centers, but also the hotel base will be used for this purpose – Dworczyk told journalists
Evacuation from Afghanistan to Poland
People from Afghanistan are evacuated from Kabul to Uzbekistan by military planes, and then by civilian planes to Poland.
Poland is also to evacuate from Kabul 300 Afghans who collaborated with NATO. This was announced on Friday by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after a conversation with the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg.
According to the decision of President Andrzej Duda, 100 Polish soldiers flew to Afghanistan to support the evacuation of Afghan collaborators of Poland and other NATO countries.
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