Ukrainian plane in Afghanistan to rescue its citizens was hijacked and rerouted to Iran


Posted on 24 August 2021


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According to reports, a Ukrainian plane in Afghanistan to rescue its citizens was hijacked and rerouted to Iran. The jet was said to have arrived last week with the intention of evacuating Ukrainians. "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," According to Russian news agency TASS, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said.


Key Points


  • According to reports, a Ukrainian plane in Afghanistan to rescue its citizens was hijacked and rerouted to Iran.

  • The jet was said to have arrived last week with the intention of evacuating Ukrainians.


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