Former Afghan presidents reportedly fled the country with four vehicles and a “money-filled” helicopter as Taliban militants approached and ruled the country’s capital, according to Kabul Russian embassy officials. There is.
President Ashraf Ghani, whose current location is unknown, statement On August 15, he explained that leaving the “loved country” he had devoted his life to in the last two decades was a “difficult choice”, but the Taliban army gave him most of the options. I didn’t leave it.
“I came across a difficult choice. I have to confront the armed Taliban who wanted to enter the palace or leave the beloved country I devoted to protecting my life.” The crab said he wanted to avoid bloodshed.
The Russian embassy claimed that the president had evacuated the palace with four “money-filled” cars and helicopters, as stated by state news agency RIA Novosti.
“About collapse [outgoing] Embassy spokesman Nikita Ishchenko was reportedly said by the Russian state institution.
“The four cars were full of money. They tried to pack another part of the money into the helicopter, but not all fit. And some of the money was put on the tarmac. It remained, “he insisted.
Spokesman Nikita Ishchenko confirmed his comments on Reuters and cited “witnesses” as his source. Reuters reported that the accuracy of his account could not be immediately and independently confirmed.
The seizure of the Afghan capital on August 15 has evacuated citizens and diplomats in many countries around the world, including the United States and Germany, but Russia has partially evacuated Kabul staff and designated terrorist groups. We are preparing a direct meeting with.
A special representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Afghan leaders on Tuesday to see if it empowers terrorist groups, noting that Russia is not in a hurry to make that decision. Said to evaluate.
“We will look carefully at how they will govern the country responsibly in the near future, and based on the results, Russian leadership will draw the necessary conclusions,” said Afghanistan’s special envoy to the President. Said Zamir Kavlov. Said to the echo of Moscow Radio broadcasting station.
Mr Kavlov also pointed out that Russian embassy officials were uncertain how much money government officials left when they fled the capital.
“I hope the fleeing government didn’t rob the state’s budget of all the money. If anything remains, it will be the basis of the budget,” Kavlov told Russian radio stations. ..
Reuters contributed to this report.
from NTD News