Ukrainian Armed Forces request international assistance over coronavirus – NATO

Ukrainian Armed Forces request international assistance over coronavirus – NATO

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have requested international assistance in their response to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The relevant statement was published on NATO's website.

“On 23 March, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for international assistance from the Armed Forces of Ukraine in their response to the global pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19,” the statement reads.

In order to prevent the spread of the virus in the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the EADRCC asks international partners to provide assistance to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine in supplying humanitarian assistance.

As of the morning of March 24, Ukraine confirmed 84 coronavirus cases, including three lethal ones. One patient recovered and was discharged from a hospital.

As known, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) is NATO's principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area. 


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