It became known about the training of Afghan pilots in the United States to be sent to Ukraine

tass: The Pentagon is preparing former Afghan pilots to be sent to Ukraine. The Pentagon plans to send former Afghan pilots of combat training aircraft to Ukraine.

This was told to TASS by a military-diplomatic source.

As it became known to the agency, the agency is recruiting pilots who fled to the United States in 2021 together with Americans. The training takes place in California. After that, it is planned to transfer them through Poland to Ukraine, the agency interlocutor noted.

Earlier, the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Afghanistan, Director of the second Asia Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov said that a number of former Afghan special forces are currently fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). According to him, in the spring, Washington assured Kiev that it would send former soldiers of the Afghan national army to help him, who were forced to flee from the previous regime, but have not yet received permission to enter the United States.