Repatriation of Vietnamese citizens from Ukraine: emotional feelings on the way home

Wednesday, 2022-03-09 11:00:21
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The joy of the family reunion (Photo: THANH DAT)
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NDO - The first evacuation flight carrying 287 Vietnamese in the Ukrainian war zone arrived at Noi Bai Airport after nearly half a day of flying. Concluding a 10,000 km journey, they arrived at the airport at noon on March 8 to the welcome of leaders of ministries and their relatives.

Many families who went to the airport to pick up their relatives shed tears at the moment of reunion.

In the journey home, many Vietnamese had to leave Ukraine with their assets. Regret and grief are inevitable, but above all, they are happy and grateful to have returned home safe and healthy.

Hoang Thi Thai, a native of Hiep Hoa District, Bac Giang Province, could not hold back her tears and hugged her two granddaughters. (Photo: THANH DAT)

Tears of hugs during the first “rescue” flight. (Photo: THANH DAT)

The first “rescue” flight included many children. (Photo: THANH DAT)

The first Vietnamese citizens from Ukraine arrived at the airport on the morning of March 8. (Photo: THANH DAT)

Many families had travelled thousands of kilometres from Ukrainian cities to the capital of Bucharest in Romania to board the flight, so the children were unable to avoid fatigue. (Photo: THANH DAT)

The emotional reunion moment of the first Vietnamese in Ukraine returning to their homeland. (Photo: THANH DAT)

The joy of Ukrainian expatriates returning home. (Photo: THANH DAT)

Many people far from home could not hold back their joy and tears as they returned safely to Vietnam. (Photo: THANH DAT)

“Wait a minute everyone, I’m coming home soon.” (Photo: THANH DAT)

Photo: Thanh Dat