The A400M aircraft of the German Air Force evacuated 7 people from Kabul instead of 100: the head of the German Defense Ministry had to make excuses
In Germany, they are discussing the strange situation with the dispatch of an aircraft for the evacuation of diplomatic mission staff and Afghan citizens who have collaborated with German diplomats and the military in recent years. The command of the Federal Republic of Germany sent a transport worker on August 17 to conduct an evacuation operation. As a result, the evacuation itself turned out to be strange.
The list of persons who were to be evacuated by the Bundeswehr plane included, according to some sources, at least 100 people. The scandal arose after the plane took on board only seven people and flew with them to Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
In this regard, in Germany, questions arose to the Ministry of Defense. Why were only seven on board, sent to evacuate nearly a hundred people?
The head of the German military department Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer tried to explain the situation. According to the Minister of Defense of Germany, "the pilots had difficulties because of the chaos that reigns at the Kabul airport."
Excuses for Kramp-Karrenbaeur at the briefing:
Earlier, the German Ministry of Defense said that they intend to take out from Afghanistan at least 2,5 thousand people, including translators and human rights defenders, as well as persons with dual citizenship.
It is known that a military transport aircraft A100M was sent to Kabul to evacuate the aforementioned 400 people. There are 35 such units in service with the German Air Force at the moment. The aircraft is capable of lifting cargo weighing up to 37 tons into the sky. It is usually used to transport a company of paratroopers with equipment.
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