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Second flight en route to repatriate Vietnamese fleeing Ukraine

HANOI (VIETNAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A Bamboo Airways flight was en route from Hanoi to Warsaw to bring home nearly 300 Vietnamese people fleeing war-torn Ukraine.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departed from Noi Bai International Airport at 1.55am yesterday.

Bamboo Airways has been closely working with the Ministry of Health to fully observe the Covid-19 prevention and control rules.

It is the second flight for the repatriation of Vietnamese people in Ukraine. The first, operated by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, arrived in Hanoi at noon on March 8 with 287 passengers on board, who had evacuated to Romania following the conflict in Ukraine.

Both of the repatriation flights have been arranged and fully funded by the Government of Vietnam.

Since the fighting broke out, one of the top priorities of the Party, State, Government, and Vietnam Fatherland Front is to guarantee the safety of overseas Vietnamese citizens and businesses, he said.

The Government demanded a special working group be set up to move the citizens out of war zones and assist those who wish to return home.

As the coordinating body, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working closely with relevant ministries and sectors to order Vietnam’s representative agencies in Ukraine and neighbouring countries like Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia, in cooperation with Vietnamese associations, to immediately evacuate those in the worst war zones, the official noted.

Vietnamese citizens fleeing from Ukraine wait for a repatriation flight at Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest, Romania. PHOTO: VIETNAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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