Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul, in cars full of money.
The press secretary of the Russian diplomatic mission, Nikita Ishchenko, spoke about the fall of the Afghan government, and said that what most accurately depicts this is how Ghani escaped from Afghanistan, indicating that four cars were stacked with money, and they tried to get another part of the money into a helicopter, but it did not fit for all the money, and therefore some of it remained on the runway for take-off and landing at the airport, according to what was reported by the Russian “Novosti” agency.
Former Vice President Abdullah Abdullah had confirmed in a video clip he posted on Facebook on Sunday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had left Afghanistan, at a time when Taliban militants began entering parts of the capital, Kabul.
For its part, CNN reported that the president left the presidential palace in Kabul by helicopter.
A senior official in the Afghan interior said that the information of the president’s departure is correct, while the Afghan presidency stressed that his movements could not be disclosed for security reasons.