June 17, 2024



Confusion in Kyiv amid claims Kabul evacuation plane was ‘hijacked’


By Euronews with AFP

Confusion reigned on Tuesday amid conflicting messages over whether a Ukrainian plane had been hijacked in Afghanistan.

Yevgeny Yenin, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister, told the radio that the aircraft was “de facto hijacked” from Kabul airport on August 15, from where “it flew to Iran with a group of unknown passengers instead of evacuating Ukrainians”.

Yenin’s own foreign ministry then denied the claims.

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