To support Vietnamese evacuees from Ukraine to Poland at the border gates
|The tense situation in Ukraine has recently increased the number of people evacuated from Ukraine to Poland. Many Vietnamese citizens are included. By noon on March 3, more than 600 Vietnamese evacuees from Ukraine had entered Poland. (Photo: APA/VNA)|
To implement the policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam (MOFA), of which the utmost priority is to protect the safety of life, property, and legitimate interests of Vietnamese nationals and legal entities in Ukraine, the Embassy has urgently focused on the protection of citizens evacuating from Ukraine to Poland.
On the night of March 2 and early morning of March 3, a team led by Ambassador Nguyen Hung went directly to two border crossings between Poland and Ukraine: Korczowa - KraKowets and Budomierz - Hruszow to pick up more than 100 Vietnamese nationals.
|Among the large number of evacuees, many do not have identification or documents, which makes the time for immigration procedures to be prolonged. Some groups even had to wait for procedures from early evening on February 2 to 9 am on February 3. (Photo: The Embassy of Viet Nam in Poland)|
The embassy's officials at the border guard office directly help the Vietnamese enter Poland smoothly. (Photo: The Embassy of Viet Nam)
|Ambassador Nguyen Hung (first, right) and Deputy Chief of Mission Nguyen Minh Que (centre) at the border gate. (Photo: The Embassy of Viet Nam in Poland)|
|This support went on all night long. (Photo: The Embassy of Viet Nam in Poland)|
After that, more than 100 citizens boarded two big buses prepared by the Embassy and were taken to their temporary accommodation in Warsaw.
Ambassador Nguyen Hung met the citizens to encourage and share their difficulties. He informed them about Viet Nam's policies on protecting citizens from Ukraine evacuating to third countries. At the same time, he disseminated the Polish regulations for evacuees without Ukrainian passports. (Photo: The Embassy of Viet Nam in Poland)
On that very late night, the team returned to Warsaw to coordinate with the Vietnamese Association in Poland to prepare temporary accommodation and food for the people.
The team visited the Vietnam Buddhist Center (commonly known as Nhan Hoa Pagoda) - a place to initially receive and support citizens before they move to another accommodation.
The evacuees were helped to board a bus. (Photo: The Embassy of Viet Nam in Poland)
|The Embassy and the Vietnamese Association in Poland have currently encountered many difficulties in finding enough accommodation and providing necessities for them. (Photo: The Embassy of Viet Nam in Poland)|
There are still many Vietnamese at the Ukrainian border gates waiting to be allowed to enter Poland. In the coming days, the Embassy will continue to send officials to several border gates of Ukraine-Poland to set up checkpoints and directly implement support measures.
On this occasion, the Ambassador expressed his deep gratitude to the Vietnamese Community in Europe in general, in Ukraine and Poland in particular, for always showing their spirit of mutual affection, helping each other to overcome all difficulties, both during the epidemic period and the current period of conflict in Ukraine.