6 Hungarians, family members evacuated from Almaty

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Six Hungarians and their family members are on board of an aircraft of the Russian defense ministry that took off from Kazakhstan's Almaty airport, which is still closed for commercial flights, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Monday morning, shortly after the plane's departure, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The minister noted that the evacuation of Hungarians trapped in Almaty has been carried out with help of the Russian foreign ministry according to an agreement he made with Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, on Sunday.

The aircraft is taking Hungarians to Russia from where they will be taken to Hungary by a plane of the Hungarian armed forces, he said.

A seventh Hungarian, who holds dual citizenship, in the end, decided against the opportunity to leave the country, Szijjártó noted.

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