Three Russian Aircraft Arrive in Kabul to Evacuate People, Deliver Cargo, Defence Ministry Says

© Sputnik / Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation  / Go to the mediabankIl-76 heavy military transport aircraft with military equipment and personnel is taking off from the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield
Il-76 heavy military transport aircraft with military equipment and personnel is taking off from the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield - Sputnik International, 1920, 01.12.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Russian aircraft arrived in Kabul to evacuate citizens, and delivered 36 tonnes of humanitarian cargo, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.
"Three Il-76 military transport aircraft of the Russian Ministry of Defense delivered humanitarian cargo to the Kabul airport and are landing evacuees for departure from Afghanistan. Each Russian military transport aircraft transports humanitarian cargo from the Russian Federation for the Afghan population. A total of 36 tonnes of humanitarian cargo has been delivered by the planes," the ministry said.
On Russian President Vladimir Putin's order, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu organized the third evacuation by air from Afghanistan of "more than 380 citizens of the Russian Federation, the CSTO member states (Kyrgyzstan) and Afghan students studying in Russian universities."
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