All Georgian citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Sixteen Georgian citizens are now flying to Dubai from Kabul. Photo: VoA., 20 Aug 2021 - 16:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

The last sixteen Georgian citizens remaining in Kabul following the Taliban’s capture of Kabul on August 15 have been evacuated from the country. 

The IPN news agency has cited the Georgian Foreign Ministry as saying that the individuals have been evacuated via a British charter flight. 

The agency said that the British plane will land in Dubai and the individuals will be able to return to Georgia from Dubai later today. 

In total 24 Georgian citizens, all former soldiers who worked for Canadian and American companies, were in Kabul. 

Six of the 24 individuals returned to Georgia on August 18 via a Hungarian charter flight, while two others left the country yesterday with the help of the company where they were employed.

US, British and Turkish soldiers are currently operating the Kabul airport, as crowds are trying to flee the country. 

President Ashraf Ghani fled the country shortly before the Taliban took control of Kabul and declared its victory.