Ukraine denies reports of plane hijack in Afghanistan

Kiev: Media reports of Ukraine’s plane hijack in Afghanistan has been denied by Oleg Nikolenko, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Oleg Nikolenko said that Ukraine’s plane has returned safely after evacuating 256 people from Afghanistan.

“There are no captured Ukrainian planes in Afghanistan or anywhere else. The information on a ‘hijacked plane,’ aired by some media, is false,” Nikolenko stated, as reported by

All Ukrainian planes have successfully arrived home, having evacuated 256 people from Afghanistan, the official added.

Earlier today, Ukraine’s foreign minister, Yevgheniy Yenin, had said that last Sunday, our plane was hijacked by other people. On Tuesday, the plane was practically stolen from us, it flew into Iran with an unidentified group of passengers onboard instead of airlifting Ukrainians,” he said.

“Our next three evacuation attempts were also not successful because our people could not get into the airport,” he also added.

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