The Defense Forces is participating in the evacuation of Finnish diplomats from Kabul.
Of the two HS According to information received from the source, employees of the Finnish Embassy are allowed to leave Kabul.
According to HS, they have flown somewhere near Afghanistan.
Also the Defense Forces has participated in the recruitment of Finnish embassy staff from Afghanistan.
Finland did not send its own military plane to Kabul, but the employees of the embassy are sought to be picked up by a military plane from another country. According to HS, this was apparently a US machine.
Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (center) does not comment on HS data.
“We help. It is a matter of utilizing the defense administration’s international connections in terms of transport capacity, ”says Kaikkonen.
According to Kaikkonen, civilian planes have no issue in Kabul at the moment.
“We have international connections that are leveraged here,” he says.
“The whole thing seems difficult, but hard work has been done on the project in recent days. As such, I believe that Finnish diplomats are safe. ”
Kabulin the international airport is drifted into chaos as people try to get out of the country.
According to Reuters, five people were reported dead at the airport.
Earlier on Monday, the Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said all Swedes have been evacuated from Afghanistan. According to the Swedish broadcaster SVT, a total of 19 people were evacuated from Afghanistan on the night between Sunday and Monday.
The Taliban, the Afghan capital, was captured by the extremist organization Taliban on Sunday.