A Ukrainian plane in Afghanistan to evacuate its citizens was hijacked and diverted to Iran. The plane had reportedly arrived last week to evacuate Ukrainians, a Ukraine Minister said.
“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 said.
The Minister did not reveal more information about what happened to the flight. However, the claims have been denied by both Ukraine and Iran.
Many countries have begun evacuation missions to take out their citizens from Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power on August 15.