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Taliban release Russian pilot after one and half year in captivity

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Taliban afghanistanTaliban militants released a Russian pilot who was captured along with Turkish citizens following an emergency landing in central Logar province earlier last year.

The Taliban group following a statement said the Russian pilot Powel Petrinko was released along with his Afghan colleague on Wednesday.

“The Russian pilot, Powel Petrinko, who had recently become seriously ill, was released by the Islamic Emirate due to health reasons and after reaching an understanding with the concerned country and after taking an oath that he shall never work with the Kabul regime in Afghanistan under any pretext but shall immediately leave for his country,” Taliban said.

The statement further added, “Similarly, a solemn promise was also taken from his Afghan counterpart that he shall never carry out activities detrimental to the Mujahideen and in support of the invaders.”

Taliban had released all kidnapped Turkish nationals earlier in May last year. The Turkish citizens reported to be construction workers were flying to Khost, south-east of the capital Kabul, when their Russian Mi-8 helicopter was forced to land in the restive district of Azra on 21 April.

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