About 1,000 residents of Afghanistan received permits to enter Russia, reported RIA Novosti President of the Russian Center for Diasporas of Afghanistan Ghulam Mohammad Jalal.
According to him, the authorities are evacuating students, workers with work permits, as well as those who already have Russian citizenship or a residence permit (residence permit) in Russia from Kabul, captured by the Taliban.
All these people turned to the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan for help, Jalal specified. Export flights, he said, will begin in September. “They got approval, now they are on the line. At the first technical opportunity – when the airport will be opened [Кабула], they will fly to Russia, ”he said.
Formerly Jalal spokethat there are “thousands, perhaps even hundreds of thousands” of those wishing to come to Russia. This includes, among other things, the personnel who worked with the anti-Taliban international coalition. “There are a lot of them, maybe up to 100 thousand people with families. They were promised that they would be taken out, ”said Mohammad Jalal. In addition, in Afghanistan, 90% poverty, so many want to get to Russia through Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the public figure emphasized.
Russian authorities this week reportedthat began to evacuate more than 500 of its citizens from Afghanistan. The day before, 23 August, “Fergana” learnedthat a group of Afghan graduates of Russian military universities turned to Vladimir Putin with a request to evacuate them from Afghanistan because of the threat of reprisals by the Taliban.