Aug 30, 2021
By Jane Brown
Ukrainian soldiers have conducted a daring operation to evacuate Afghan translators who worked for The Globe and Mail and the Canadian military as well as their family members from Afghanistan.
(About 360 people evacuated from Kabul, 80 of whom are Ukrainian citizens, arrive in Kyiv on Aug. 28. ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES)
The plane has arrived in Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv following the rescue at Kabul airport, which was coordinated by the Ukrainian military, the office of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Globe.
The rescue of the translators was carried out early Friday, a day after the final Canadian evacuation plane left Afghanistan and hours after the deadly suicide attack at one of the gates to the airport.
The Trudeau Liberals have promised to resettle vulnerable Afghans, and a Globe and Mail report says the Canadian government has asked the Ukrainian government whether it would be willing to transport other Canada bound refugees to Kyiv, where they would be processed before resettlement.