- According to the published statement, it was stressed the need to “reduce tension in order to reach a comprehensive political solution that guarantees the security and stability of the Afghan people.”
- Pentagon spokesman, ed. John Kirby reported that Washington was in talks with other European countries about allowing planes to land, but he did not disclose which countries.
- According to the State Department, 11 countries in Europe and the Middle East have given their approval to stopover planes with refugees, including Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
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Most of the evacuees from Afghanistan were transferred to the US base in Qatar. However, flights were disrupted for several hours due to the exhaustion of base capacity.
General Hank Taylor of the US Central Command on Friday was notified of the resumption of flights. With the exception of Qatar, planes carrying refugees are now also directed to Germany, to the US military base Ramstein.
The Pentagon: Some evacuation flights from Kabul will land in Germany
Defense Ministry officials said Friday that some evacuation flights from Kabul airport will land at the US Ramstein base in Germany. They added that talks were underway with other countries in Europe about other stops.
During Friday’s press conference at the Pentagon, General Hank Taylor announced that the first flights from Kabul to Ramstein, Bavaria, would land on Friday. Germany will be one of several transfer points along the evacuation route. Earlier, the US also agreed to a similar agreement with Bahrain. Pentagon spokesman, ed. John Kirby added that Washington was in talks with other European countries about allowing the planes to land, but did not reveal which countries they were in.
In turn, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced during its press conference that 11 countries in Europe and the Middle East agreed to stop. Goes, among others o Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
So far, the main airport to which evacuees have been directed has been Doha Airport in Qatar, but the local hub on Thursday reached its maximum occupancy, halting flights.
The Pentagon said that Americans and Afghans who applied for special visas for collaborators with the United States were mostly transferred to the United States. However, the fate of the other asylum seekers in Afghanistan has yet to be determined.
General Taylor reported that 17 C-17s had taken off from Kabul in the past 24 hours, resulting in approximately 6000. people, including 5 thousand. They are Afghans.
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