NEW DELHI, Aug 16: The Russian Embassy in Kabul has said that Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not fit in.
Nikita Ishchenko, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Kabul, was quoted as saying by RIA: “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.”
Afghanistan Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said in a tweet, in an apparent reference to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his associates, that they “tied our hands behind our backs and sold the homeland, damn the rich man and his gang.”
Senior Afghan leader and Head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, had said in a video clip that Ghani has left Afghanistan.
He said that Ghani left the people of Afghanistan in mess and misery and he will be judged by the nation.