Russian Embassy: Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan with four cars and a helicopter full of cash

The remaining cash had to be left behind as it could not fit in.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (Reuters)

The Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, left Afghanistan with four cars and a helicopter full of cash while feeling the country.

Some of the cash had to be left behind because it would not fit in.

Representative image. (REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus)

This was revealed by the Embassy of Russia in Kabul on Monday.

It is still not known where did Ghani flee when the Taliban entered Kabul practically unopposed. Ghani claims that he left Afghanistan to ‘avoid bloodshed.’

The Spokesperson of the Russian Embassy in Kabul, Nikita Ishchenko, said that the fall of the Afghan regime could be “most eloquently characterized” by the way Ghani fled the country.

According to Ishchenko, Ghani and his associates filled four cars with cash while they were fleeing. They tried to stuff the cash in the helicopter as well, but all of it could not fit in.

Representative image.

Consequently, to Ghani’s heartbreak, some of the cash had to be left behind on the tarmac.

Representative image.

Ishchenko confirmed his comments to Reuters, citing witnesses for the source of information.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special representative on Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, remarked that it was unclear how much money the fleeing president and his associates left behind.

In a conversation with Moscow’s Ekho Moskvy radio station, Kabulov said he hoped the fleeing Afghan government did not take all the state budget money.

Moreover, Kabulov remarked that the base of the new Afghan government’s state budget would be far better if the fleeing president and his associates had left some money behind.

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