Ukrainian evacuation plane hijacked in Kabul, taken to Iran
Kabul : A Ukrainian plane that had gone to Afghanistan to evacuate its citizens has been hijacked from Kabul; media reports say that it has been diverted to Iran.
The plane had reportedly arrived last week to evacuate Ukrainians.
"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," Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin was quoted as saying by Russian News Agency TASS.
Kabul airport has been in a chaotic situation since August 15 when Taliban took over Afghanistan.
Several nations have been trying to evacuate their citizens from the nation and several Afghan citizens are making desperate attempts to flee the nation.