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Ukrainian aircraft sent for evacuations hijacked

Unidentified armed hijackers have hijacked a and flew it into Iran after it arrived in Afghanistan last week to evacuate Ukrainians.

Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said “Last Sunday, our plane was hijacked by other people. On Tuesday, the plane was practically stolen from us, with an unidentified group of passengers onboard instead of airlifting Ukrainians”.

He said the next three evacuation attempts were also unsuccessful as citizens could not get into the airport.

The deputy minister did not comment on what happened to the plane or whether Kiev would seek to get it back or how the Ukrainian citizens got back from Kabul.

According to foreign media, a military transport plane with 83 people onboard, including 31 Ukrainians, arrived from Afghanistan to Kiev on Sunday.

-NDTV-

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