Poland and the Czech Republic reported the completion of the evacuation of their citizens from Afghanistan — but, in the case of Poland, not the evacuation operation as a whole.
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz said that the last two Polish citizens left Kabul, reports PAP. A total of six Poles had to be evacuated.
“The last two flew out of Kabul in the morning to Uzbekistan. We hope that in a few hours they will already be in Poland. At the moment there are no more Polish citizens in the country, at least the ones we know about,” he said.
In all, several dozen people have already been evacuated to Poland from Kabul, and the requests keep coming. “Some of them are people who have been active in promoting democracy in Afghanistan, including in cooperation with Poland, and of course we want to help them,” Przydacz said.
One family of German nationals and one from the Netherlands also flew out on Polish evacuation flights. “At the moment I can’t say when the last flight will be. We are trying to help as many people as we can,” he added, noting that the evacuation will last as long as the allies can keep it going.
Afghan nationals who have been taken to Poland are now housed in special centers and can apply for humanitarian visas.
According to CTK, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the Czech evacuation mission was over with the third flight.
Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said the Czech Republic has already evacuated all the people on its evacuation list, including 170 Afghans. He did not rule out that people who cooperated with the Czech mission or have ties to the Czech Republic will continue to be taken from Kabul with the help of allies.