Vietnam Airlines to suspend regular flights to Russia from March 25

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A Vietnam Airlines Airbus A330-200 plane prepares for landing at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kham

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HANOI, March 23 (Reuters) - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will temporarily suspend regular flights from Hanoi to Moscow starting from March 25 until further notice, the state run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported on Wednesday.

The suspension was to review procedures, requirements and regulations related to flight operations in Russia, VNA reported. The two countries have close ties dating back to the Soviet era and Vietnam has not so far condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Reporting by Phuong Nguyen Editing by Ed Davies

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