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Ukrainian evacuation plane hijacked In Kabul, diverted to Iran: Report

| Updated: August 24, 2021 19:46:48


Ukrainian evacuation plane hijacked In Kabul, diverted to Iran: Report

A Ukrainian plane in Afghanistan to evacuate its citizens was hijacked and diverted to Iran, reports quoted a Ukraine Minister as saying, according to ndtv.com.

The plane had reportedly arrived last week to evacuate Ukrainians.

"Last Sunday, our plane was hijacked by other people. On Tuesday, the plane was practically stolen from us, it flew into Iran with an unidentified group of passengers onboard instead of airlifting Ukrainians. Our next three evacuation attempts were also not successful because our people could not get into the airport," Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin was quoted as saying by Russian News Agency TASS.

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