Several Ukrainians have been stuck in Afghanistan during the current crisis, but all, who has expressed desire to leave, have now been evacuated, says the head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak.
The crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding with evacuations taking place all the time, despite the recent terror attack which has claimed the lives of many Afghani civilians and several American soldiers. Denmark recently completed their evacuations and Ukraine is now also done, said head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, according to Interfax Ukraine.
“Today we can say that all Ukrainian citizens who have expressed a desire to leave Afghanistan, who contacted the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, with our military who were in Kabul… we have already evacuated everyone,” Yermak told.
There have, however, been reports that several Ukrainians still haven’t been evacuated and Yermak says that there is a possibility that some Ukrainians haven’t been able to get in contact with the authorities.
“Of course, we understand that there are people who may still remain in other places in Afghanistan. We have a hot line 24 hours a day, we are in touch. I want to assure you that not a single of our citizens who are in trouble or who risks his life, we will not leave, we will continue to use all our opportunities, all our diplomatic contacts, because if someone else is found, the operation to evacuate our citizens will continue,” he said.
Ukraine has also helped other people from other countries leave Afghanistan such as journalists from The Wall Street Journal and Global Mail.