Poland as a NATO member has taken upon itself the responsibility to organize the evacuation of about 300 Afghans, who cooperated with the Alliance.
This was announced by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Morawiecki said on his Facebook page that following talks with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Poland would evacuate 300 Afghans from Kabul who had been cooperating with NATO in recent years. He did not specify what kind of cooperation with the Alliance he was talking about.
The Afghans will be taken to Poland and then to other NATO countries. Morawiecki did not say which ones.
According to him, Poland “takes its obligations within the framework of the Alliance seriously.”
Morawiecki’s top aide Michal Dworaczyk said earlier that Poland had evacuated about 130 Afghans on three previous flights, with another 100 waiting at Kabul airport.
First, they were taken by Polish military aircraft to Uzbekistan, and then by national LOT aircraft to Warsaw.
NATO reports that more than 18,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul since the transition of power in Afghanistan to the Taliban.