Ukraine receives humanitarian aid from China

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Ukraine has received yet another batch of humanitarian aid with a wide range of medical devices from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, its receipt was the result of close contacts between Ukraine and China at the high and highest levels in overcoming coronavirus disease.

“The leadership and people of Ukraine are sincerely grateful to the Chinese side for the assistance and full support for Ukraine’s efforts to curb the coronavirus infection,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.

According to him, the timely and large-scale assistance from the Chinese government greatly contributes to supporting Ukraine’s efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

The minister also expressed confidence that the frank, open, and friendly atmosphere that had developed in relations between Ukraine and China would continue to strengthen and promote the comprehensive development of Ukraine-China strategic partnership.

The humanitarian cargo includes a wide range of medical devices, namely: coronavirus diagnostic test kits (50,016 units), medical masks (50,000 units), medical goggles (30,000 units), contactless thermometers (1,000 units), medical surgical masks (200,000 units), medical protective suits (30,000 units), disposable medical gloves (50,000 units).

On March 24, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ukraine Fan Xianrong the issues of bilateral cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and asked the Chinese Government to provide additional assistance to Ukraine in the form of test kits, medical equipment, and drugs for coronavirus treatment.

On April 1, the Chinese Government sent Ukraine the first batch of humanitarian aid, which included test kits, personal protective equipment, and contactless thermometers.

© 2020 Ukrinform News

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