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MOSCOW, August 10 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Federal Migration Service (FMS) said it would try to send Vietnamese labour migrants back home as soon as possible but noted that it would be premature to close the tent camp in eastern Moscow where they are staying now.
“We will try to send the citizens of Vietnam home as quickly as we can,” Olga Kirillova, Head of the FMS Office in Moscow, told ITAR-TASS on Saturday, August 10. “Once the majority of Vietnamese citizens leave Russia, the remaining ones will be transferred to a detention centre in Moscow.”
Kirillova noted that the foreigners would leave the country as soon as they are indentified and their tickets are purchased. The FMS has so far identified more than 200 Vietnamese and 31 of them will fly out of Moscow later in the day on August 10. Their tickets were purchased by Moscow City Council.