Dmytro Kuleba, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commented on the attempts of Ukrainians evacuated from Vietnam to escape from the observation. He stated that it was "the ineradicable desire of Ukrainians for freedom." Kuleba said this during a briefing.
“I want to say without irony that we have witnessed yet another ineradicable desire of Ukrainians for freedom. We saw that a Ukrainian is ready to neglect all public interests and procedures in order to break free, get in a taxi and go home,” Dmytro Kuleba.
He added that, despite such a desire for freedom, Ukrainians should be responsible for their health and forced quarantine measures due to the spread of coronavirus infection.
As we reported earlier, a plane carrying evacuees from Vietnam arrived in Boryspil Airport on March 29. Passengers' temperature was measured and they were given the document of consent for 14-days of self-isolation to sign. But after passport control, some people tried to break through the workers of the National Guard.
At 15:30 on March 29, the plane arrived in Kyiv. Passengers' temperature was measured and they were given consent to sign up for 14-days of self-isolation, without which they were not released from the plan. After passing the passport control, passengers were told to get on the buses.
According to Hromadske, not having received information where they would be taken, people started to break through. Some succeeded, others remained.
The people refused to go to the hotels, stressing that they did not see the documents about the necessity of observation at the hotel and did not want to pay their own living expenses.
The passengers of the “Vietnamese” flight themselves claim that there was allegedly no talk of observation before the flight, writes Kyiv Operative on Facebook.
“As the people say - they waited 2 hours for at least some kind of a decision and then the first 10 people just lost it. Others calmly went out. Also, passengers note that before the flight (which was organized by a Vietnamese businessman to return his fellow citizens from the territory of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry arranged it so Ukrainians are taken home on the way) there was no talk of an observation. Although, the carrier himself says that this was one of the main conditions for the flight,” the newspaper writes.