On April 17, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko met with international partners from the WHO, the UN and the European Union as part of a single mechanism for coordinating international assistance in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
“Ukraine is an active participant in the mutual exchange of assistance to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, including the cargo flights delivering medical alcohol for disinfectants, and the exchange of experience between Ukrainian and EU doctors. At the same time, the Government is directing all available resources to fight the coronavirus infection. In particular, the establishment of the State Budget Stabilization Fund with a resource of over UAH 64 billion. But sometimes national resources are lacking and this problem is typical not only for Ukraine but for a number of countries all around the world,” Vadym Prystaiko stressed.
The Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine emphasized that analyzing the needs in combating the coronavirus pandemic in cooperation with international partners will allow the countries to avoid duplication of information and costs, improve the interaction of Ukraine with the international community, both within the framework of support programs and new initiatives, including humanitarian, financial and logistical assistance.
On April 2, on commission of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, a single coordination mechanism was created to collect data and coordinate the provision of international humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko was authorized to ensure overall coordination of this work.
Meanwhile, the actual work on the internal coordination of the work on combating the coronavirus will be prolonged by the key state authorities - the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Government and certain line ministries, as well as in the Parliament, where there are focused the process of adoption of relevant legislative framework in Ukraine.