260 evacuees from Afghanistan already in Poland – PM's office head

In total, 260 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan to Poland so far, the head of the Prime Minister's Office told PAP on Saturday morning.

"So far, five aircraft have landed in Poland carrying 260 evacuees from Afghanistan on board, the Michal Dworczyk, said, adding the number includes Polish citizens, former co-workers in Afghanistan and their families, he said.

The evacuation operation was carried out by Poland on board military aircraft from Kabul to Uzbekistan, from where they were brought to Poland by LOT Polish Airlines aircraft. 

All Polish nationals who had reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have already been evacuated.

Following the withdrawal of US forces, control over Afghanistan has been taken over by the Taliban insurgents. On Sunday, August 15, they entered the country's capital and took control of the presidential palace.

EU and NATO countries have continued to fly out their citizens and Afghan former colleagues from Afghanistan.