The war in Ukraine has shaken a fundamental assumption of Vietnam’s defence posture—that its old friend Russia would remain a reliable supplier of key weapons systems to help deter Chinese aggression.
Vietnam has struck a careful balance in its reaction to the Ukraine conflict. But how long can it avoid taking sides ?
While supply disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic have not come to an end, firms in Vietnam have to face increasing thinner supplies of fuels and materials for production due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Vietnamese experts said.
Vietnamese businesses are already seeing the fallout from the conflict in Eastern Europe, and the impacts are only set to increase.
Russian media say that Russian and Vietnamese officers held a meeting to discuss military drills – which would be a controversial move amid Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine has forced Hanoi into a delicate dance between Russia and the United States.
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Vietnam opposes all acts of attacking civilians and believes it is necessary to verify information in a public, transparent and objective manner.
Vietnam Airlines has suspended its Hanoi-Moscow service until further notice with effect from Friday amid the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine war.
The largest Vietnamese travel agency for Russian tourists has temporarily suspended its services for the market as a fallout of Western sanctions imposed on Russia.
Surging crude oil prices may benefit the Vietnamese oil industry, but its exploration and exploitation activities are likely to be hit by the geopolitical situation.
PetroVietnam has cautioned that the disruptions to international trade caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could impact its operations.
Hanoi refrains from condemning Ukraine invasion by its old Soviet partner
Sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Western world on Russia have caused Vietnamese export order and transaction delays.
Dragon Capital has upped its inflation forecast for this year from 3.5 percent to 3.58-4.18 percent following the surge on oil prices due to the Russia-Ukraine imbroglio.
Amid the global sanctions against Russia, Khanh An did not know if she should also run to the bank to withdraw money like her friends did.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has signed official dispatch 201/CD-TTg dated February 26, 2022, on the protection of Vietnamese citizens and legal entities in Ukraine.
Ukrainian-Vietnamese are taking shelter, stockpiling food and keeping their fingers crossed amid the crisis with Russia.
Ethnic Vietnamese living near the Ukraine-Russia border hope the tension between the two countries will not escalate into conflict.
Vietnam says it will proceed with a project to build a 10-megawatt nuclear research reactor with Russian help, a move seen as a new step toward reviving plans to build nuclear power plants a decade after the Fukushima disaster.
Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Switzerland and Russia(November25-December 2) to promote his country’s bilateral ties with the two countries.
The first-ever joint naval exercise between Russia and Southeast Asia is being held off the Indonesian coast, and Vietnam has sent its frigate HQ-012 Ly Thai To.
Russia and Vietnam have agreed to expand production of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Vietnam, Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF, which markets the vaccine internationally, said on Wednesday.
Russia and Vietnam have agreed to continue their cooperation in the oil and gas sector.
The statement confirms the “mutual intent for further promotion of relations of comprehensive strategic partnership”