Afghan president said to flee country with cars and helicopter full of cash

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Afghan president said to flee country with cars and helicopter full of cash
Russia’s embassy in Kabul says Ashraf Ghani couldn’t fit all the money in the aircraft, and left some behind on the tarmac
By TOI staff and Agencies

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tried to flee the country with four cars and a helicopter packed with cash, Russia’s embassy in Kabul claimed on Monday. As the Taliban closed in on Kabul on Sunday, Ghani flew out of the country. He later posted on Facebook that he had left to avert bloodshed in the capital, without saying where he had gone. “As for the collapse of the regime, it is most eloquently characterized by the way Ghani fled Afghanistan,” Nikita Ishchenko, spokesman for the Russian embassy in Kabul, said, according to Reuters, citing the RIA news agency.

“Four cars were full of money, they tried to stuff another part of the money into a helicopter, but not all of it fit. And some of the money was left lying on the tarmac,” he said. Ishchenko later told Reuters that witnesses were the source of his information. But his claims could not be verified, the report said.

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Tall Timbers

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Can we believe the Russians on this? It seems strange to me that any cash the guy wanted to sequester with him just wouldn't be transferred into an account in another country. It's definitely plausible, though...
 
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