The United States has resumed flights of civilian aircraft to the Afghan capital.
US President Joe Biden said this during a speech held at the White House, which was dedicated to the situation in Afghanistan.
“Since I spoke on Monday, we have made significant progress, provided [security] of the airport, were able to resume flights, not only military but also civilians from other countries,” the American leader said.
He noted that he had previously discussed with the Vice President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and members of the National Security Committee the vulnerable situation in which American citizens, Afghan allies of the United States, and ordinary Afghans found themselves.
Earlier, the State Department promised not to take money for tickets for evacuation flights from Afghanistan.
Prior to that, Biden announced the need to complete the evacuation by August 31, 2021.
On August 15 of this year, the radical Taliban movement announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan. The Taliban also controls the country’s capital, Kabul. Thousands of people took refuge in the capital’s airport, trying to get out of the country.