UK to Accept Hundreds of Afghans Who Helped Fight Taliban, Reports Suggest

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UK Defenсe Ministry will enable tons of of Afghans who risked their lives working for the British army in Afghanistan transfer to the United Kingdom in the event that they threat persecution by the Taliban, media mentioned Tuesday.

This was confirmed by UK Defenсe Secretary Ben Wallace who tweeted that he and Home Secretary Priti Patel “have been determined to stand by the people who stood by us!”

The ministers imagine {that a} potential peace deal between Kabul and the Taliban, coupled with the militants’ advances throughout Afghanistan, might threaten the lives of Afghan officers, embassy staff and interpreters who had labored alongside UK forces, the Daily Mail cited the ministry as saying.

The plan can be unveiled in April. It will provide relocation to former embassy help workers, politicians, safety officers in counter-terrorism roles and interpreters pictured “in the public eye.” Those who have been fired from their place with the UK army could be assessed on a case-by-case foundation, offered they show to be in speedy hazard.


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