Russia airlifts aid to Afghanistan: Defense Ministry
The Russian Defense Ministry announces sending 36 tons of humanitarian aid on three military transport aircraft to Kabul.
Three military transport aircraft of the Russian Defense Ministry have delivered 36 tons of humanitarian aid to Kabul, the Ministry's press service said Saturday.
The flights come as part of evacuating over 300 people from Afghanistan, as per Russian President Vladimir Putin’s instructions.
"Each Russian military transport aircraft is carrying humanitarian aid from Russia for the Afghan people. A total of 36 tons of humanitarian cargo including food and medication have been airlifted [to Afghanistan]," the press service said in a statement.
Medical crews were also dispatched on board the aircraft to provide the evacuees with any necessary help.
This is the fourth evacuation group organized by Russia, and the planes will evacuate from Afghanistan Russian and Kyrgyz citizens, as well as Afghan students studying in Russia.
According to the Defense Ministry, Russia evacuated 770 Russian, Belarusian, Kyrgyz, Armenian, Ukrainian, and Afghan citizens from the country, and sent 72 tons of humanitarian aid, from August 26 to December 1.