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Ukraine seeks help to tackle COVID-19 outbreak via EU Civil Protection Mechanism

May 19, 2020

In response to Ukraine’s request for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Slovakia will send protective facemasks, disinfectant, blankets, and other supplies to help the country tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The EU will coordinate and co-finance the delivery of this assistance.

Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “The coronavirus pandemic must be tackled on all fronts, all over the world. I am grateful to Slovakia for helping our neighbours in Ukraine. Only together we can overcome this virus. The EU stands ready to channel further offers of assistance.”

So far, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has coordinated the delivery of assistance to 13 countries during the pandemic.

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