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Unidentified armed hijackers took control of a Ukrainian plane and redirected its route to Iran, a Ukrainian senior diplomat said Tuesday. The plane arrived in Afghanistan last week to evacuate Ukrainians, reports quoting Russian News Agency TASS noted.

“Last Sunday, our plane was hijacked by other people. On Tuesday, the plane was practically stolen from us, with an unidentified group of passengers onboard instead of airlifting Ukrainians,” Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said.


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