|Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has asked domestic airlines to prepare resources and plan to repatriate Vietnamese citizens in Ukraine.
The carriers should report plans to the CAAV before March 2, the agency said in a document saying it will inform the airlines about repatriation flights following the Government's instructions.
Bamboo Airways said it had sketched out plans to bring Vietnamese citizens back from Ukraine right after being assigned by the Government and ministries and agencies, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and the CAAV, following the eruption of armed conflict in Ukraine after Russia launching "special military operations" against the country.
On February 26, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính also signed a dispatch on protecting Vietnamese citizens and legal entities in Ukraine.
The dispatch, sent to ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies and agencies under the Government, and Chairpersons of People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities, said that since February 24, armed conflict in Ukraine had spread in a fast and complicated manner, directly threatening the lives, safety and assets of people and businesses, including of around 7,000 Vietnamese in Ukraine, mainly in Kharkiv, Odesa and Kyiv.
In such a situation, one of the top concerns of the Party, State, Government and Prime Minister is to ensure the highest security and safety of lives, assets and the legitimate interests of Vietnamese citizens and legal entities in Ukraine and related areas. — VNS