Four Russian military aircraft took citizens of Russia, the CSTO countries (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Belarus), Uzbekistan and Ukraine from Afghanistan, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
The planes are already flying back to Russia.
“They took off from the Kabul airfield of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and are currently flying to the Russian Federation,” the ministry said.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry sent planes to Afghanistan to evacuate 500 people. It was reported that on each plane there are nursing teams of military doctors with the necessary medical equipment and medicines, a supply of drinking water, blankets and food is organized.