Ukrainian troops rescue Canada-bound Afghans in daring operation


The evacuees said they were stunned that Ukrainian troops had taken risks to save them that Canadian and U.S. forces had not. "Everybody was surprised. I tried for the last month to have someone get us. We asked the Americans, the Canadians, the Qataris, everybody - and no solution. They were scared to come out," said Jawed Haqmal, a 33-year-old father of four who worked two years with Canadian special forces in Kandahar. "The Ukrainian soldiers were angels for us. They did an exceptional job. They have big hearts."

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