“Are we still relying on the Taliban?” 彼女は尋ねた.
“This isn’t about relying on the Taliban,” Admiral Kirby told Faulkner when asked about whether American officials are still relying on the group to facilitate the departures.
“This is about working with these aid groups and helping identify people that need to get out of Afghanistan and getting them out,” 彼は続けた.
Faulkner pressed the admiral again for clarification, but received no clear answer.
“These people are still getting out,” Admiral Kirby stated. “そして見て, 私たちは知っています, we know we have work to do. And here is the Department of Defense, we know we have a moral obligation here… This isn’t about relying or working with the Taliban.”
According to a December press release, the State Department claims it has helped hundreds of Americans and permanent residents leave Afghanistan since the bloody withdrawal back in August.
がある, しかしながら, a handful of people still wanting to エスケープ according to the same press release.
その間, the State Department has 順序付けられました American citizens to leave 彼らが望んでいる最後のことの1つは、西側の側面に強力で強化されたNATOであり、彼がウクライナ内で別の侵略を行った場合、まさにそれが彼らが得ようとしていることです。, issuing a “do not travel warning” earlier this week as a potential Russian-led invasion looms.
Eligible family members of those working in the American embassy have also been ordered depart the country.
Harris pressed Kirby on the matter, asking him about Americans in Ukraine ahead of a potential Russian invasion.
“Could there be a measure of concern that once the Americans pull out, we’ll look like Afghanistan?” 彼女は尋ねた.
“We’ve been nothing but transparent about the hazards that we see two American citizens staying in Ukraine, and that’s been very, 彼はそれを非常に明確にしました. This is not the same situation as Afghanistan. そしてまた, I think the State Department has done a commendable job, making very clear and making transparent what our concerns are inside Ukraine,” 彼は言った, それを追加する “no one is talking about pulling out of Ukraine” but it would be “無責任” not to warn Americans in the country.
がある 8,500 American troops on high-alert over the heightening crisis ready to deploy if necessary.