Kabul receives 36 tons of humanitarian assistance from Russia

Moscow: Three Russian military transport planes delivered 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Kabul on Saturday, according to local media. The flights were organised in response to President Vladimir Putin's request to evacuate over 300 people from Afghanistan.

"Each Russian military transport aircraft carries humanitarian aid from Russia to the people of Afghanistan. A total of 36 tonnes of humanitarian cargo, including food and medicine, was airlifted to Afghanistan "The Russian News Agency cited a statement from the country's Defense Ministry.

It was also stated that medical crews are on board each aircraft to assist the evacuees. This is Russia's fourth evacuation group, and the planes will fly Russian and Kyrgyz citizens, as well as Afghan students studying in Russia, out of Afghanistan.

The Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15, and the country has since been battered by a worsening economic, humanitarian, and security crisis. A combination of the suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets, and international sanctions against the Taliban has thrown an already impoverished country into a full-fledged economic crisis.  The international community has provided various forms of assistance to the Afghan people, ranging from governments to non-governmental organisations.

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