Disinfo: NATO did not help Spain fight coronavirus


Spain has not received any assistance from NATO in the fight against coronavirus.


The statement is not backed up with facts. Read similar cases that the EU refused to help Italy with the coronavirus and that the coronavirus epidemic proves that the EU has abandoned Ukraine.

The coordination and delivery of urgently needed medical supplies, such as personal protective equipment, respirators and test kits, is organised by NATO’s disaster response centre following requests by Allies and partner countries. The Alliance’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), set up in 1998 to deal with disasters such as earthquakes, floods and forest fires, is now at the forefront of NATO’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, eleven countries, including Spain, have asked the NATO centre for help.

The first country to respond to a request from Spain was the Czech Republic, which sent 10,000 items of personal protective equipment. Then NATO's disaster response centre facilitated Germany's delivery of ventilators to Spain; Turkey has delivered medical supplies to Spain; Luxembourg has donated protective equipment material to Spain. 


  • Reported in: Issue 194
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Spain
  • Keywords: coronavirus, NATO


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