Moscow: Three military transport aircraft of the Russian Defence Ministry delivered 36 tons of humanitarian aid to Kabul, the ministry’s press service said on Saturday.
The flights were organised upon the instructions of President Vladimir Putin to evacuate over 300 people from Afghanistan.
“Each aircraft is carrying humanitarian aid from Russia for the Afghan people. A total of 36 tons of humanitarian cargo including food and medication have been airlifted [to Afghanistan],” the press service said in a statement, adding medical crews are aboard each aircraft to provide the evacuees with necessary help.
This evacuation group is the fourth organised by Russia, and the planes are to fly Russian and Kyrgyz citizens and Afghan students studying in Russia out of Afghanistan.
From August 26 to December 1, Russia evacuated 770 Russian, Belarusian, Kyrgyz, Armenian, Ukrainian, and Afghan citizens from the country, and sent 72 tons of humanitarian aid, the defence ministry said.