A plane arrived in Kiev from the UAE last night with 113 Ukrainians and medical cargo on board.
This was reported on Facebook by the Security Service of Ukraine.
“By order of the Head of State, Vladimir Zelensky, the Security Service of Ukraine, in cooperation with partners from the United Arab Emirates and diplomats from both countries, ensured the return of 113 Ukrainian citizens who could not leave the United Arab Emirates earlier. The plane landed at Boryspil International Airport on April 10 “. , – the message says.
SBU President Ivan Bakanov noted that this had been possible thanks to the close cooperation of the SBU, the United Arab Emirates High Council for National Security, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Ukraine and the diplomatic mission from Ukraine to Abu Dhabi, as well as other government bodies from both countries.
With the help of foreign colleagues, this charter flight also delivered the first batch of humanitarian aid to Ukraine from the United Arab Emirates with a total cargo of 10 tonnes to fight against COVID-19 coronavirus infection. In particular, we are talking about personal protective equipment: 15,000 medical gowns, 20,000 protective masks, 500,000 gloves, 30,000 pairs of safety shoes, 15,000 coveralls and 6,000 liters of disinfectant.
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Humanitarian aid was received without raising funds from the Ukrainian state budget. All remedies will be directly transferred to hospitals and national doctors.
UAE Ambassador to Ukraine Salem Ahmed Al-Qaabi said: “The United Arab Emirates is fighting coronavirus in its own state. However, despite this, we have found an opportunity to help Ukraine. After all, the Ukrainian people have always been and are a friendly partner for us. “
SBU President Ivan Bakanov thanked partners from the United Arab Emirates and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Ukraine for their assistance and stressed that this is a vivid example of international cooperation in a situation where all countries face a new global challenge.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru