|Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Asked about Vietnam’s response to the situation in Ukraine, the spokesperson said Vietnam has kept a close watch on the recent tensions, and called on relevant sides to practice self-restraint, promote dialogue efforts and diplomatic measures to peacefully deal with conflicts in accordance with the United Nations Charter and fundamental principles of international law, thereby contributing to ensuring peace, security and stability in the region and the world as a whole.
Regarding reporters’ query on Vietnam’s citizen protection in Ukraine, Hang said the embassy has maintained contact with the Vietnamese community in the country to get updates on the situation there.
The citizen protection hotlines are working round the clock, the official said, adding that around 100 Vietnamese citizens are living in Donetsk and Lugansk, and they are in a stable condition.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed the embassy to suggest local competent agencies take measures to support and ensure safety of Vietnamese citizens and businesses as well as their assets in Ukraine.