Prince William personally intervened to help the family of an Afghan officer, whom he knew from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, to evacuate from Kabul. This is reported by the Evening Standard newspaper.

According to the publication, the Duke of Cambridge learned that a former cadet, whom he met while studying at the military academy, tried to take out his relatives when the Taliban (an organization banned in Russia) took control of Afghanistan.

He asked the Royal Naval officer Rob Dixon to contact the right people in the region so that the ex-cadet and his family could board a flight departing from the airport of the Afghan capital to the UK.

After his rescue, former paratrooper Major Andrew Fox said that William’s intervention “was completely consistent with what we are taught in the army in terms of values, loyalty, respect for others and all that good.”

“We are trained to help where we can. The situation was so chaotic and, frankly, poorly managed that people did everything possible to get out, ” the publication quotes him as saying.

On August 15, the Taliban announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan. Resistance forces are deployed in the Panjshir Valley in north-eastern Afghanistan. This territory continues to be beyond the control of the Taliban — earlier, the militants of the movement tried to storm Panjshir several times, but their offensives were repulsed without much difficulty.

As the leader of the Resistance Front of Afghanistan, Ahmad Masood, explained, they demand that the Taliban ensure the freedom and equality of citizens and create an inclusive government in the republic. He stressed that otherwise the confrontation will continue in the province.

On August 31, the United States announced the completion of the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden decided not to extend the evacuation operation, based on the recommendations of the US military.