The bodies were handed over to the Consul of Ukraine in Tajikistan and Afghanistan Viktor Molotok. Seven coffins covered with Ukrainian flags were brought to the airfield. The pictures of the deceased were also put over them. The bodies will be taken from Afghanistan capital city to Kyiv by air.
"Unfortunately, it was an act of terrorism. It was masterminded by the terrorists and their accomplices. It claimed lives of several our fellow countrymen. However, there were foreigners among the victims as well. We extend our profound condolences to the families of the deceased and their countries," said Mirwaiz Samadi, director general of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The bodies will be taken to Kyiv by a special flight today.
As reported, a group of terrorists attacked Intercontinental hotel in Kabul on Jan. 20 inflicting multiple casualties among the guests including foreigners. Ukraine's ambassador confirmed seven Ukrainian nationals killed in the attack with the total death toll of 43.