Ukrainian plane hijacked in KabulNews By The Eastern Link Desk Last updated Aug 24, 2021 14 Share KIEV, August 24. /TASS/. A Ukrainian plane that arrived in Afghanistan to evacuate Ukrainians has been hijacked by unidentified people who flew it into Iran, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said on Tuesday.24 AU12:2Ukrainian plane hijacked in Kabul — deputy ministerHowever, Yevgeny Yenin did not report anything about what happened to the plane or whether Kiev would seek to get it back“Last Sunday, our plane was hijacked by other people. On Tuesday, the plane was practically stolen from us, it flew into Iran with an unidentified group of passengers onboard instead of airlifting Ukrainians. Our next three evacuation attempts were also not successful because our people could not get into the airport,” he said.According to him, the hijackers were armed. However, the deputy minister did not report anything about what happened to the plane or whether Kiev would seek to get it back or how the Ukrainian citizens got back from Kabul, onboard of this “practically stolen” plane or another one sent by Kiev. Yenin only underlined that the whole diplomatic service headed by Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba “had been working in the crash test mode” the whole week.On Sunday, a military transport plane with 83 people onboard, including 31 Ukrainians, arrived from Afghanistan to Kiev. The presidential office reported that 12 Ukrainian military personnel returned home, while foreign reporters and public figures who requested help were also evacuated. The office also added that around 100 Ukrainians are still expecting evacuating in Afghanistan.After the administration of US President Joe Biden had announced the end of Washington’s 20-year-long military operation in Afghanistan and embarked on launching its troop pullout, the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) went on an offensive against Afghan government forces. On August 15, Taliban fighters swept into Kabul without encountering any resistance, and gained full control over the Afghan capital within a few hours.Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said he had stepped down to prevent any bloodshed and subsequently fled the country. Vice President Amrullah Saleh said that under the constitution, he would become “the caretaker president” in the absence of the president and called for armed resistance against the Taliban. At present, Western nations are evacuating their citizens and embassy staff.courtesy – tass 14 Share Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now. Subscribe The Eastern Link Desk 5726 posts 0 comments Prev PostChina Fears Saves Myanmar Junta From Being ShunnedNext Post Paralympics: Mariyappan withdrawn as India’s flag-bearer after contact with COVID +ve person You might also like More from author News After T20 win, Pakistan PM Imran Khan makes big statement about relations with India News 50 air hostesses stripped off their uniforms in protest in THIS country News China’s Electronic Warfare Aircraft J-16D Near Taiwan News Monk’s reappearance brings solace in coup-hit Myanmar Prev Next Leave A Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.