Multinational military exercises in Ukraine postponed due to coronavirus - General Staff

Multinational military exercises in Ukraine postponed due to coronavirus - General Staff

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Multinational exercises with the participation of Ukrainian Armed Forces units in Ukraine and abroad have been postponed due to the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has reported on Facebook.

"Events of multinational collective training in Ukraine with the participation of Ukrainian Armed Forces units, envisaged by a decree of the President of Ukraine of February 4, 2020 'On the plan of conducting multinational exercises with the participation of Ukrainian Armed Forces units in Ukraine and their participation in multinational exercises outside Ukraine for 2020 and on the admission of units of the armed forces of other states to the territory of Ukraine in 2020 for participation in multinational exercises,' have been postponed due to the introduction of restrictive measures to prevent the spread of acute respiratory disease Covid-19 caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2," the report reads.

The rotation of national personnel carrying out tasks within international peacekeeping and security operations has also been postponed.

At the same time, preparations for the rotation of the national contingent in Kosovo, the Republic of Serbia and the 18th separate helicopter detachment of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remain unchanged.

According to the General Staff, the issue of returning to Ukraine eight servicemen and one mine detection dog of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, fulfilling the tasks of NATO's Resolute Support Mission in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is being worked out.

A total of 1,892 Covid-19 cases were laboratory-confirmed in Ukraine as of April 9. Fifty-seven people died, and 45 patients recovered. Some 224 new cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours.

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